Strangers No More
Director: Karen Goodman & Kirk Simon
Running: 39 minutes
Language: English (subtitles)
|4:00 PM||Regal Arbor Cinema 8||Monday, April 15|
About the film
At Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv, no child is a stranger. Here children from 48 different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive fleeing poverty, political adversity and even genocide. The film follows several students’ struggle to acclimate to life in a new land while slowly opening up to share their stories of hardship and tragedy. Mohammed, a sixteen-year-old refugee from Darfur, witnessed the killing of his grandmother and father before escaping alone through Egypt to Israel. Johannes arrived after spending most of his life in refugee camps across the Middle East and struggles to adjust to attending school for the first time. Academy Award Winner: Best Documentary Short Subject.