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“Salam Neighbor” – A feature documentary to connect the world to refugees and to inspire action

“A positive and deeply human story that encourages us all to not only be global citizens but to live as global neighbors as well” - Directors Chris Temple & Zach Ingrasci

St. Peter’s United Church will be welcoming a refugee family from Syria. In partnership with the federal government, we will be providing the funding required to support this family of 10 for one year. As part of our efforts to bring the local community together to raise awareness about the world’s refugee crisis and to provide ongoing funding support, we are pleased to screen “Salam Neighbor.”

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
St. Peter’s United Church, 203 York St., Sudbury
Doors open: 6:30 pm
Film: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Q&A: 8:30 – 9:00 pm

Free Admission All are welcome!
Free will donation in support of St. Peter’s United Church Syrian Refugee Project

About Salam Neighbor

As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp, Zach and Chris experienced first-hand one of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis. In sharing countless cups of tea, waiting in food lines, talking over shared meals, helping to build homes, and playing countless card games, they developed personal relationships with inspiring individuals, and witnessed the courage, resilience and creativity of a people forced to flee their country and their drive to restart their lives.

Through their motivational stories which help us to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to better understand what their life is like, we are encouraged to examine cultural backgrounds, to discover how refugees are just like us, and to be better global neighbors.

Produced by Living on One & 1001 Media
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