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Connections: This is Home

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Imagine moving to a country where the language, culture, and religion are vastly different from your own and where it’s not at all clear you are welcome. This Sundance Audience Award film is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in the U.S. and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in their new home in Baltimore. They attend classes to “learn America” — everything from how to take a bus to negotiating new gender roles. When the newly-imposed travel ban adds further questions and complications, their strength and resilience are put to the test. Through humor and heartbreak, this universal story illuminates what it’s like to start over, no matter the obstacles. This Is Home goes beyond the statistics, headlines, and political rhetoric to tell deeply personal stories, putting a human face on the global refugee crisis.

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1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

OLLI - Sarasota Art Museum

Julie Cotton 



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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/29/2019 - 10/29/2019 Weekly - Tue 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sarasota, OLLI - Sarasota Art Museum  Map Julie Cotton 

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