Rain in a Dry Land
Thursday, September 13
Emily Griffith Opportunity School, R
6:30 p.m. gather and introduction
6:45 p.m. Movie starts
Resettlement brings surprises and challenges as the newcomers confront racism, urban poverty, and major 21st-century culture shock. The film captures every step of this process as parents struggle to create a stable, safe haven for their war-torn families, and children struggle to navigate the social and academic challenges of school.
Each person’s unique experience provides an outstanding opportunity for Americans to learn about refugees in the U.S. and to see ourselves and our culture through new eyes. This film is compelling, emotionally moving, and very thought-provoking.
For more information about the film, visit http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2007/raininadryland/