Four Syrian families struggling to find their way in America.
- Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary - Sundance FF
- Laela Kilbourn
- Toby Shimin
- T. Griffin
- GIDALYA PICTURES
- THE FILM SALES COMPANY
“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.
Ultimately, This Is Home is a film which focuses on opportunity, rather than oppression, and a timely reminder that humanity knows no borders.
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.