Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/11/2018
13:45

Location
The Gate Cinema


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Set against the backdrop of Baltimore in the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election, This is Home   is an honest and sincere depiction of the lives of Syrian refugees building a new life in the US. Avoiding overwrought emotion, sentimentality and dramatic pause, director Alexandra Shiva cleverly juxtaposes the bureaucratic mundanities of the refugee resettlement process with harrowing conversations around her protagonists’ experiences of war. This contrast extends an honest and empathetic levity to the plight of these four families, a graceful and respectful depiction of their adjustment to their new home, and the realisation that they may never see their old one again.

 

Director: Alexandra Shiva
Producers:   Alexandra Shiva and Lindsey Megrue
Country:   USA, Jordan
Languages:   English (Subtitled)
Colour:   Colour
Year:   2018

Duration:   91 mins

Tickets:   €10 / €8.50

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