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This is Home Screening and Discussion
June 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The International Rescue Committee, in partnership with Newman University School of Social Work Presents a Screening and a Discussion in commemoration of World Refugee Day (Officially June 20). This film is about Four Syrian families resettling in Baltimore, Maryland, highlighting the important work the International Rescue Committee (IRC) does to help refugees rebuild their lives upon arrival. After the screening, the IRC will open up the floor for an intimate discussion on the services provided here in Wichita. Please come and join us in this community gathering of supporters for refugee resettlement and integration, and learn how you can help! This is a free event, register for attendance.
Film Trailer, Featured in the World Cinema Documentary Category in Sundance Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k20z3BZpOM
Film Review, by Variety Magazine, Guy Lodge:
“‘This Is Home’ brings warmth and communal spirit to the table as it follows the travails of four Syrian refugee families finding their collective feet in Baltimore over the course of eight months. Largely foregoing mawkish sentimentality and ripped-from-the-headlines rhetoric for practical nuts and bolts, this straightforward heart-tugger casts a deserved spotlight on the work of the International Rescue Committee, foregrounding the everyday tasks and processes — from language lessons to fundraisers to the simple challenge of grocery-shopping — that make refugee resettlement possible.” https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/this-is-home-review-1202670946/
5:30 Doors Open
5:45 Welcome & Introductions
6:00-7:30 Film Screening
8:15-8:30 Audience, Q&A, Refreshments