Saint Louis University

Film: Finding Home

2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week

Monday, March 31
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ritter 222

Sponsored By: College of Arts & Sciences, Film Studies Program, Department of English, Center for Intercultural Studies, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, and Center for International Studies at Saint Louis University in partnership with the Seventh Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professorship in African/African American Studies of the International Studies and Programs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Currently there are over 10 million refugees throughout the world and only 60,000 are allowed to enter into the United States each year. Finding home is a short, cinema verité style documentary that follows the Abdis, a refugee family from Somalia, throughout their first two months in the United States. The Abdi parents gave up everything they had for the chance of peace and a better life for their five children. Finding Home provides a first-hand look at the lives of refugees inside the United States and exposes the struggles and hopes refugee families face when trying to adapt to their new lives and cultures.

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