Salam Neighbor – A Student Film Screening and Panel Discussion
March 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Teen Screen for a screening of the award-winning film Salam Neighbor, followed by a panel discussion on issues affecting refugees in Pittsburgh and around the world.
Leslie Aizenman – Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services, JFCS
Sloane Davidson – Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor
Siraji Hassan – Refugee AmeriCorps Member, JFCS
This event is offered at no charge to students and accompanying teachers.
Please register by Monday, February 26. The film will start promptly at 9:30 am.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
SouthSide Works Cinema
Check out the movie trailer here: Salam Neighbor
The film features two young filmmakers who seek to understand the human side of the Syrian refugee crisis by living among 85,000 Syrians in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, seven miles from the Syrian border. This film provides insights into the refugee crossing process, entry into Jordan, initial aid upon arrival, registration, setting up a “home” in the camp, coping with the transition, and living there long-term. By focusing on five Syrian refugees, the themes and storylines are brought to life in a gripping and personal way, exposing students to a reality they may not have considered.