Film Screening and Director Q & A: "Refugee Kids:One Small School Takes On the World"

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

Gittis 213, Kushner Classroom, located in the Penn Law School at 3501 Sansom St, Philadelphia.

As part of the 2016 MLK Jr. Commemorative Symposium at UPenn, Students for International Social Work, Social Work Advocates Immigrant Rights, and Penn Law International Human Rights Advocates are hosting a film screening of "Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World," followed by Q&A with director and producer Renée Silverman. Refreshments will be provided.

About the film:
"Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World" is a short documentary that follows students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts in Iraq, Egypt,Tibet, Burma, Bhutan and West African countries. The film presents an intimate, emotionally gripping account of the students’ stories of escaping war and conflict and resettling in America, chronicling their triumphs and setbacks as their lives unfold over the course of one formative summer. "Refugee Kids" humanizes complex geopolitics and depict the challenges and urgency of immigration to America in an increasingly dangerous – and interconnected – world.

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Special thanks to The Middle East Center and South Asia Center at Penn and HIAS Pennsylvania for supporting and co-sponsoring this event!