Movies that Matter

Film Screenings for Schools


Thursday, December 6, 2018
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

For High Schools

High school classes view award-winning documentaries that examine current social issues such as representation and identity, immigration, and civil rights. Each day of film screenings features post-film discussions and a pizza lunch.

This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018) 
91 minutes
This is Home: A Refugee Story is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families as they resettle in America. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland. The shifting political landscape tests the resilience of these families and illuminates what it is like to start over, despite unimaginable obstacles. Beyond headlines and rhetoric, This is Home puts a human face on the global refugee crisis.
Directed by Alexandra Shiva

Free; includes pizza lunch

This program is at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email or call 212.423.3254. 

Movies That Matter is made possible through the generosity of the Nissan Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation, and Deborah and Michael Rothman. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and Council Member Peter Koo.

Still from This is Home: A Refugee Story