Strangers In Town

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
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7:00 PM, Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Wallingford, Seattle, WA (click for map)

This film tells the story of how global migration unexpectedly transformed and enriched Garden City, Kansas. It brought great challenges to the community, including demands for housing, social services, education, and infrastructure. For the current students at Garden City High School, the town’s remarkable diversity is all they’ve ever known. “Strangers in Town” gives new meaning to the city’s motto: “the world grows here,” and provides an inspiring view of human possibility in the face of change.

This is a passionate, beautiful film that makes you believe in the American dream again. Garden City’s welcoming of new immigrants provides a welcome relief to the mean-spirited xenophobia of so much contemporary American politics, and this film gets to the heart of the story by listening well.

 

The evening’s program will begin with a 15-minute clip from the “Middle Ground” series: Trump supporters and immigrants come together to find middle ground. Together, they discuss President Trump’s immigration policies and media bias in portraying both sides.

 

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 33 min

Director: Reuben Aaronson; Steve Lerner

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