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One Journey Refugee Film Screening: "4.1 Miles" & "From Damascus to Chicago"

  • Garrett Hall 235 McCormick Road Charlottesville, VA, 22903 United States (map)

One Journey, a movement to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis through storytelling, will screen 2 short documentaries in Garrett Hall to show the difficulties of displacement caused from the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

4.1 Miles is an Oscar-nominated documentary that follows a day in the life of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard who is caught in the middle of the biggest refugee crisis since WWII. Follow his journey on how he and his crew are working to save thousands of refugees from drowning in the Aegean Sea.

The second film From Damascus to Chicago shows the life of two young Syrian siblings who were resettled in Chicago. The documentary follows their family's experiences in navigating a new city and country.

The screening will be complemented by a panel of experts. Given Charlottesville's large refugee population, our panelists will be discussing not only the challenges that refugees face, but the contributions that they make to the places they settle. Panelists will share their stories from their experiences to create a world where refugees and other displaced people are welcomed, valued, and supported so they and their host communities can thrive together.

Learn more about the event here

Earlier Event: February 21
"The Foreigner's Home" Film Screening