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This is Home
Dir.: Alexandra Shiva | 91 minutes

This is Home

USA, Jordan 2018 | 91 minutes | English, Arabic | Hebrew, English subtitles

Since 2011, five million people have fled Syria. The lethal battles reached their doorsteps, and they were forced to leave their homeland. Nearly four hundred arrived in Baltimore, Maryland. Alexandra Shiva’s sensitive film charts the initial integration of four families who soon come to realize that the end of their journey was only the first step on a prolonged mission for survival. They must adapt to a foreign culture, navigate a precarious job market, and study in a language they do not understand. Tasks once considered trivial, are now obstacles to be overcome only with the aid of local citizens who signed up for the cause. Winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.