Since the Syrian Civil War erupted in 2011, millions of Syrians have fled their homes. Due to the scale and complexity of this humanitarian crisis, many of us still struggle to grasp the human reality beyond the news reports.
+Acumen teamed up with the filmmakers from Living on One and 1001 MEDIA to bring you this Discussion Toolkit, which challenges you to go beyond the headlines of the Syrian refugee crisis and learn about some of the individuals and families in the Za’atari refugee camp. We’ll use the award winning documentary film, Salam Neighbor, as a jumping off point to discuss the complexities of the crisis. Through the film’s immersive storytelling, you’ll meet entrepreneurial and resourceful Syrians who are still determined to pursue lives of dignity. You’ll hear from the refugees themselves and walk away with a greater appreciation of how we are interconnected as neighbors.
When you sign up, you’ll receive a guide to help you host a film screening and facilitate a discussion. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the organizations you can get involved with and the possibilities for leveraging your own skills to take action. The world has become smaller than ever. We invite you to take a stand with us to help change the dialogue and create a new story. In the words of the filmmakers: “As neighbors how we choose to respond to this crisis, will affect all of us.”