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Salam Neighbor

Directors: Zach Ingrasci, Chris Temple
Year: 2015
Country: USA, Jordan, Syria
Language: English, Arabic
Runtime: 75’

Seven miles from war, 85,000 Syrians struggle to restart their lives inside Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. For the first time ever, two young filmmakers, Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, are allowed by the UN to register and set up a tent inside a refugee camp. The duo infiltrates the depths of the world’s most dire humanitarian crisis, offering an intimate view of the living conditions and the people they meet along the way.

From the first encounter with Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to a budding friendship with street smart, 10 year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever-present smile, we witness inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors. Part of a larger campaign to raise awareness on the burning issue of immigration, “Salam Neighbor” isn’t just a beautifully crafted story. It’s one of the most important documentations of displacement ever made, directly inspiring people to take action. Not to be missed!