Salam Neighbor

Subtitle: 
Hello Neighbor Documentary Film Series
Activity Type: 
Film
Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 20:00
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
Location: 
Frick Fine Arts Building, Room 125
Contact Person: 
Sandra Prigg-Monteverde
Contact Email: 
sjp89@pitt.edu

In an effort to better understand refugee life, [the filmmakers] 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, [they] were able to get a never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis. [Their] 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.

UCIS Unit: 
Global Studies Center
Non-University Sponsors: 
The Ridgeway Center
Hello Neighbor