WeWork Burbank hosting a screening of THIS IS HOME, telling the story of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and beginning to rebuild their lives. Following the film, we will enjoy a Syrian fare reception and hear from Miry Whitehill, founder of Miry’s List, about how we can help resettling families right here in Los Angeles.
This event is part of Welcome, Neighbor by Miry's List, designed to make Los Angeles the most welcoming place in America by 2020, in partnership with the Goldhirsh Foundation and Annenberg Foundation.
MORE ABOUT THIS IS HOME
This Is Home follows four families sent to resettle in Baltimore in 2016. They have just eight months to find jobs, learn English, and become self-sufficient. The clock starts right when they land. For Syrians like Khaldoun, who was tortured and left physically disabled, and children like Mohammad, who suffers from PTSD, their needs are vast and complicated. Halfway through the process, President Trump issues a travel ban on all refugees from Muslim-majority countries, and suddenly their lives, and the safety of loved ones still trapped in Syria, become all the more perilous. With much-needed empathy, the film reveals the inherent decency of a displaced community desperate for help within a country increasingly hostile to principles of inclusion and opportunity. This Is Home is the winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary.