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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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Spectacular and important movie
29 March 2016 | by zoe-youngSee all my reviews

Salam Neighbor does a beautiful job of addressing a critical topic in an enlightening and personal way. The filmmakers/hosts, Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple do an incredible job of put a human face to the refugee crisis afflicting Syria and build a sense of humanity and global connection in a uniquely profound way.

In Salam Neighbor, American documentarians Zach and Chris move into a the largest Syrian refugee camp operating in Jordan, forming friendships and exploring the relationships of refugees choosing to live both within the camp and in the Jordanian cities surrounding. The depth of the connections they make by being so deeply embedded within the community create a poignant picture of the personal realities and struggles faced by refugees in this conflict and around the world. With tremendous humility and earnestness, the film tells the personal stories of a broad range of individuals swept up in the crisis in an unforgettable way.

Constantly touching, occasionally laugh out loud funny, undoubtedly tear jerking, and ultimately intensely moving, it is impossible not to come away from this film changed. This movie should be required viewing for absolutely everyone.


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