Salam NeighborHD Closed Captioning
Chris Temple & Zach Ingrasci
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About the Movie
Seven miles from war, 85,000 Syrians struggle to restart their lives inside Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. For the first time, two filmmakers fully embed themselves in a camp, providing an intimate look at the world’s most dire humanitarian crisis. From meeting Ghoussoon, a nurse who built a business to provide for three children, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors.
These two filmmakers
I saw your last film Living on One Dollar and couldn’t stop thinking about it for weeks. I then followed you guys and saw your dedication to keeping in touch with and helping those in the film. As such I went into Salam Neighbor with high expectations, and was not disappointed. Guys - seriously impressive. You took me and family on another incredibly worthwhile journey into the lives of refugees, and I can’t thank you enough.
This documentary moved me and showed me the real struggle that refugees face.
Timely Appeal to our Common Humanity
This film documents what human strength looks like and the human instincts that bind us all together — and is a critical tool in inspiring empathy and compassion at a time when it is most needed. Like many, I've been deeply troubled by the recent global increase in intolerance and the rise of xenophobia and bigotry in our political discourse. This film could be the antidote.
Salam Neighbor provides a compelling insight into what the lives of refugees actually look like — and the deep threads of humanity that connect us all across religions, races, and geographies. The people whose stories emerge from this film are compelling. The storytellers themselves manage to slip into the background as their subjects come to the fore, providing an access point for us to enter their world and learn about their lives. Always the depth of their struggle lies just below the surface as they endeavor to live normal, healthy lives in their new communities.