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Hope

Directed by Steve Thomas Hope is the story of Amal Basry, one of 400 Iraqi refugees on the ill-fated SIEV X, which sank between Indonesia and Australia, killing 353 people. Amal was one of only seven survivors who made...

New Year Baby

Directed by Socheata Poeuv Born in a Thai refugee camp on Cambodian New Year, filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In this...

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Directed by Zach Niles and Banker White Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars documents a band of six Sierra Leonean musicians who came together while living in a refugee camp in Guinea. Despite the unimaginable horrors of...

God Grew Tired of Us

Directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn This documentary film is about three of the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’, a group of some 25,000 young men who have fled the wars in Sudan since the 1980s, and their experiences...

The Art of Flight

Davin Anders Hutchins This is a guerrilla documentary that was shot illegally in Egypt on camcorders and a laptop. This feature-length film tells the story of three people – a refugee from southern Sudan, a human rights...

In the Shadow of the Palms

Directed by Wayne Coles-Janess In the Shadow of the Palms is a multi-award winning production that details life in Iraq before, and during, the most controversial war of the 21st Century. It provides an intimate insight...

In Procedure

Directed by Jiska Rickels Desperate to save his seriously ill daughter, Hassan had to leave his wife and children behind in Syria to seek asylum. The distance has become unbearable. As he waits helplessly to obtain his...

Lost Boys of Sudan

This documentary follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa’s most vicious civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and...