World Refugee Day Sampler

On World Refugee Day, the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. This powerful collection of films provides a window into their plight.

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The World Refugee Day Sampler includes the following titles:

Barcelona or Die - imageBarcelona or Die

Madou, a Senegalese fisherman, risks his life on an illegal boat to Europe.

Icarus Films | 2008 | 52 minutes
East of Salinas - imageEast of Salinas

Jose is an excellent student with a bright future except that he is undocumented, the child of migrant farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley.

Bullfrog Films | 2016 | 53 minutes | 7 - 12, College, Adults
Heart of the Congo - imageHeart of the Congo

Documents the work done, and difficulties faced, by international aid workers in the Congo.

Bullfrog Films | 2005 | 57 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult
Hollow Land - imageHollow Land

A story about the eternal human search for a place to call home.

National Film Board of Canada | 2013 | 14 minutes
Kingsley's Crossing - imageKingsley's Crossing

Kingsley's Crossing is the story of one man's dream to leave the poverty of life in Africa for the promised land of Europe. We walk in his shoes, as photojournalist Olivier Jobard accompanies Kingsley on his uncertain and perilous journey.

MediaStorm | 2006 | 20 minutes | 7-12, college, adults
Mayan Voices: American Lives - imageMayan Voices: American Lives

Contrasts the experiences of Mayan families who came to Indiantown, Florida as refugees fleeing the violence in Guatemala in the early 1980s, with the struggles of those continuing to arrive in search of better lives.

Icarus Films | 1994 | 56 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
Miss Kiet's Children - imageMiss Kiet's Children

In a Dutch classroom, refugee children learn alongside locals under Miss Kiet's firm but loving hand.

Icarus Films | 2016 | 113 minutes
Nine Digits - imageNine Digits

Nine Digits tells the story of Cesar, an undocumented teenager fighting for U.S. citizenship. While revealing his status could jeopardize his family, Cesar feels like he has no other choice.

MediaStorm | 2011 | 9 minutes | 4-12, college, adults
Rain in a Dry Land - imageRain in a Dry Land

Two Somali Bantu families leave behind a legacy of slavery in Africa and find new homes in urban America.

Bullfrog Films | 2006 | 82 minutes | 7 - 12, College, Adult
Refuge - imageRefuge

Refugees, asylees and caregivers share their stories to help professionals and volunteers understand the needs of the more than a million survivors of torture rebuilding lives in the US.

Bullfrog Films | 2014 | 57 minutes | 10 - 12, College, Adults

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