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This is Home - Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Event Category:
Movies
Start Date:
April 10, 2019
End Date:
April 10, 2019
Location:
TBA
Time:
7:00 PM
 

Tickets Available Soon!


Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Wednesday, April 10th for a screening of This is HomeThis film is part of the 2018 – 2019 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with director Alexandra Shiva will follow the screening.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Location & time TBA – Save the date!

 

 
About the film:
 

 

Only twenty-one thousand Syrian refugees out of five million have been accepted into the United States since 2011. This Is Home follows four families sent to resettle in Baltimore in 2016. They have just eight months to find jobs, learn English, and become self-sufficient. The clock starts right when they land. For Syrians like Khaldoun, who was tortured and left physically disabled, and children like Mohammad, who suffers from PTSD, their needs are vast and complicated. Halfway through the process, President Trump issues a travel ban on all refugees from Muslim-majority countries, and suddenly their lives, and the safety of loved ones still trapped in Syria, become all the more perilous. With much-needed empathy, the film reveals the inherent decency of a displaced community desperate for help within a country increasingly hostile to principles of inclusion and opportunity. This Is Home is the winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary

 

Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Southern Circuit provides organizations with the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors.  The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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