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Salam Neighbor (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Adventure, Drama | 20 June 2015 (USA)
Two filmmakers fully embed themselves in a Syrian refugee camp, providing an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis.
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Two Americans deliberately head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 80,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis. From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors. Written by Anonymous

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A documentary that rises our humanity

I never used to write reviews on movies , but this documentary made me feel like i am forced to write one. What i most like about it is that it doesn't show the refugees as just numbers like what the media used to show them. Instead it represents individual stories that are special in itself ,and by this way it leaves a strong impact on ourselves and contribute to highlight the crisis of refugees in an effective way. This documentary does not focus only on the pain and the suffer of the refugees; but also in their strength and their willing to rebuild their lives. Their stories give us lessons on how to stand up again after such a terrible disaster .I have always used to say that there are much more goodness on the world then evil ,and we have to louden the voices of goodness .Thanks Chris and Zach you made a movie that contribute to rise our humanity.


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