This is a critical moment, with more refugees today than anytime in the last century. In Syria alone, more than 4 million people have fled the country to escape the atrocities of war. Right now, we are at risk of losing a generation of youth, destabilizing the region, and perpetuating a cycle of violence and poverty.
In an effort to better understand refugee life, we spent one month this winter living alongside displaced families in the Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and registered inside a refugee camp, we were able to get a never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis.
Our experience uncovered overwhelming trauma but also the untapped potential our uprooted neighbors posses. With the right programs we can support healing, ease the burden on host countries and even empower the disenfranchised by unleashing people’s creativity.
We’ve completed a feature length film to help tell the stories of our refugee neighbors with the dignity they deserve and the depth the world needs. We hope you’ll join this effort. Together let’s seek understanding instead of accepting stereotypes and take action instead of sitting idly by. What’s your first step?
Share your email and we’ll randomly pick five people to get a first sneak peak viewing of the film! Explore our blog to get a firsthand look at life in a refugee camp and meet the people that have forever changed our lives. Donate now. Our friends in the refugee camp are striving everyday to restart their lives. Through our humanitarian partners, even $20 can go a long way in empowering men, women and children through education, psychosocial support and training programs.