The Syrian Journey

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John Dutton Theatre
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Posted by Calgary Arab Art & Culture Society.


Popcorn & Skype: "Salam (Hello) Neighbor" documentary screening with opening film "19 Days"

Calgary-based National Film Board short documentary "19 Days" follows several refugee families in their first 19 days in Canada:

"19 Days reveals the human side of the refugee resettlement process. A unique look at the global migration crisis and one particular stage of asylum, it lays plain the realities faced on the difficult road towards integration."

Documentary "Salam (Hello) Neighbor" follows two filmmakers who embed themselves in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp:

"From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors."

Special guest speakers to be annouced! Discussion to follow the films.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7:00 pm

Tickets at the door, $15 admission, $10 for members. Refreshments (popcorn, tea, coffee) are included in the ticket price!