A journey is underway … a journey of understanding that is changing the conversation about refugees … a journey that will make every refugee feel welcome in their new country, and every citizen a welcoming friend. For people of good will in cities and towns nationwide, this journey has become a movement.
Join NYU Washington, DC in collaboration One Journey for a film screening of Salam Neighbor, an award-winning film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. Immerse into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.
A panel discussion will follow the film.
Producer: Salam Darwaza
Producer: Mohab Khattab
Director/Producer: Zach Ingrasci
Director/Producer: Chris Temple
Director of Photography: Sean Kusanagi
Film Editor: Mohamed El Manasterly
Composer: Snuffy Walden
Composer: Patrick Rose
Interpreter/Fixer: Ibraheem Shaheen
Salam Neighbor is an award-winning feature documentary and campaign to connect the world to refugees. Our goal is to tell the stories of our refugee neighbors with the dignity they deserve and the depth the world needs. We hope you’ll join this effort by watching the film, sharing these stories and getting involved.
This is a critical moment, with more refugees today than anytime in the last century. More than 4.8 million people have fled Syria alone to escape the atrocities of war. Right now, we are at risk of losing a generation of youth, further destabilizing the region, and perpetuating a cycle of violence and poverty.
In an effort to better understand refugee life, we spent one month living alongside displaced families in the Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and registered inside a refugee camp, we were able to get a never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis. Our experience uncovered overwhelming trauma but also the untapped potential our uprooted neighbors posses. With the right programs we can support healing, ease the burden on host countries and even empower the disenfranchised by unleashing people’s creativity.
The full-length feature runs 75 minutes.