Movies that Matter: The Refugee Experience

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Movies that Matter: The Refugee Experience

October 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| Free


Join us for three thought-provoking nights of film, discussion, and refreshments at the Delaware Art Museum, hosted by Jewish Family Services in partnership with the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington. We want to raise awareness and expand the conversations related to issues affecting humanity, social justice, tolerance, racism, and prejudice. It is vital that, together, we build a more tolerant, respectful, and educated community that is prepared to receive and welcome refugees.


THE GOOD LIE: Sunday October 29, 2017 2-6PM
Special Guest Speakers:
Dr. Jill Biden, Ph.D.
Reverend Thon Moses Chol
Perfomance by: Martin A. Hargrove
Refreshments: Bagels and Nosh

After their village is destroyed and their parents killed by Northern militia, Sudanese orphans Theo, his siblings and other survivors make a difficult journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Thirteen years later, the group gets the chance to settle in the U.S. They are met in Kansas by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), who has been charged with finding them jobs. However, seeing how adrift they are in 20th-century America, Carrie endeavors to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives.


THE IMPOSSIBLE: Monday October 30, 2017 5-9PM
Guest Speakers:
Dr. Tricia Wachtendorf, Director, University of Delaware Disaster Relief Center/Department of Sociology
Dr. Jennifer Trivedi, Post Doctoral Researcher, Disaster Research Center/Department of Anthropology
Refreshments: Dessert and Coffee

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.


THE WHITE HELMETS: Saturday November 04, 2017 5-9PM
Special Guest Speakers:
Senator Chris Coons
Mark Hetfield, CEO of HIAS
Newly Placed Delaware Family
Refreshments: Desset and Coffee

Volunteer rescue workers put their lives on the line to save civilians amidst the turmoil and violence in Syria and Turkey.


October 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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