This Is Home: A Refugee Story
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    This Is Home: A Refugee Story

    Directed by

    USA, Jordan

    2018

    91 min

    • English
    • Arabic

    Documentary

    Four Syrian families struggling to find their way in America.

    Awards

    • Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary - Sundance FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Laela Kilbourn
    Editing
    Toby Shimin
    Music
    T. Griffin
    Production
    GIDALYA PICTURES
    Sales
    THE FILM SALES COMPANY

    Press

    “This Is Home” brings warmth and communal spirit to the table as it follows the travails of four Syrian refugee families finding their collective feet in Baltimore over the course of eight months.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Ultimately, This Is Home is a film which focuses on opportunity, rather than oppression, and a timely reminder that humanity knows no borders.

    Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily

    Alexandra Shiva

    Alexandra Shiva

    USA

    Alexandra Shiva is an award-winning filmmaker with over 15 years of experience crafting intimate, character-driven cinema vérité documentaries. Her previous films include the Peabody Award winner HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO; STAGEDOOR (Sundance Channel, 2006 SXSW Film Festival); BOMBAY EUNUCH (best documentary at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Special Jury Award at the Florida Film Festival, 2001). THIS IS HOME (2018) won the Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary at Sundance Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography