This Is Home

PRESENTED BY: Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 PST
Location: Vashon (click for map)

What happens to Syrian refugees given haven in a western country?

This striking suburban Baltimore set film paints a fascinating picture of the USA through the eyes of four families going through the country’s refugee self-sufficiency resettlement program. The journey towards acculturation includes buying hijabs featuring the stars and stripes; discovering twelve-hour working days; and beginning to confront the challenging gender expectations of their new home.

“This Is Home” gives a novel portrait of America, while conveying the resilience of its shipwrecked subjects in a moving and compelling fashion.

Following the screening, representatives from the Vashon Resettlement Committee will discuss their work.

Special Guests: Vashon Resettlement Committee

Sponsors: Special thanks to Vashon Theatre for hosting this film series, providing staffing and the big screen, and to Island Green Tech for providing the equipment.  We appreciate your generous co-sponsorship!

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Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 91 minutes

Director: Alexandra Shiva