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Human Rights Film Series: At Home in the World

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project invites you and your students to a showing of the second film of the 2017 Human Rights Film Series, "At Home in the World."  This is a documentary addressing the impact of being a child refugee seeking asylum in a new country.  The film documents a year in the lives of children whose security has been interrupted by life-altering events, yet they remain resilient. This documentary is timely and highly applicable to education, nursing, human services, sociology, and political science- to name only a sample of disciplines that will find the film content enriching to course content.

Ali is scared by his nightmares. His classmate, Magomed, is coping quietly with the prospect of his father’s deportation. These are the everyday concerns at the Red Cross school for refugee children in Denmark, where kids from across the world study whilst awaiting the outcomes of their asylum claims. Multi-award winning filmmaker Andreas Koefoed intimately portrays ordinary children in extraordinary circumstances. Stunning cinematography and an unobtrusive sensibility allow the students' resilience and their teachers' empathy to take center stage.  58 minutes. 

Discussion to follow.  Refreshments provided. 

Michelle Parker
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project

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