Presented by: International Organization for Migration - Iraq and University of Kurdistan
By: Public Relations, Media and Communication
Join us for the Global Migration Film Festival in Erbil, hosted by IOM Iraq and the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr. We will screen THIS IS HOME twice; at 10:00am and 6:30pm. Refreshments will be provided after the show.
THIS IS HOME–A REFUGEE STORY Directed by Alexandra Shiva; 91 minutes THIS IS HOME is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland. They attend cultural orientation classes and job training sessions where they must "learn America" -- everything from how to take public transportation to negotiating new gender roles. When the newly imposed travel ban adds further questions and complications, their strength and resilience are put to the test. Through humor and heartbreak, this universal story illuminates what it's like to start over, no matter the obstacles. THIS IS HOME goes beyond the statistics, headlines, and political rhetoric to tell deeply personal stories, putting a human face on the global refugee crisis.