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Sunday, January 13th at 9:30am
Sunday, February 10th at 9:30am
This is Home is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. Displaced from their homes and separated from loved ones, they learn to adapt to challenges, including the newly-imposed travel ban, and face tests of their strength and resilience. This is a universal story punctuated by humor and heartbreak about what it’s like to start over in the face of great obstacles.
This Is Home is the winner of the Sundance Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary. Following the film screening, we will hear from members of the CBI community who have been active in settling Syrian refugee families in Greater Hartford. This program is co-sponsored by CBI’s Adult Education and Social Justice committees.
A light breakfast will be served; suggested donation of $5 per person. Additional donations are welcome and will be given to Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) and the Syrian refugee family in our community.
Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00pm
Lemon Tree is a documentary about Palestinian widow Salma Zidane, who owns a lemon grove. When Israeli Defense Minister Navon becomes her new neighbor, his security guards demand she remove the trees on the grounds that they could be shelter for terrorists. Refusing to give in to these demands, she engages lawyer Ziad Daud to take her case to the Supreme Court, bringing international attention. Light refreshments will be served; suggested donation of $5 per person.