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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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Eye-Opening
30 March 2016 | by missyhauserSee all my reviews

Like many Americans, I was relatively blind to the issue of immigration and forced departure that many Syrians have been experiencing over the past several years. Not only was I unfamiliar with the living conditions of the Middle East, but I was also unaware of the . The surrounding city that embraced thousands of Syrian refugees highlighted in Salam, Neighbor, truly brought a level of utter shock and amazement to my eyes as they were opened to the realness of this situation's calamity. The destruction and restruction that was illustrated here really blew me away. Each character has such a unique story of strength, heart wrenching pain, and this intangible hope that will change how viewers understand this worldwide catastrophe. For anyone who desires to be fully socially aware or sympathetic to these hundreds of camps across the desert, this film is a great educator.


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