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FILM: After Spring with the Crossing

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After Spring
The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is the largest gathering spot in the Middle East for the millions of refugees fleeing the bloody civil war in Syria. While some have escaped to Europe, the majority of people driven from their homes find themselves in an endless limbo, fearful that their children will never have a normal life and that violence will be generational. Directors Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching's film follows two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running. Audiences are given a closeup experience of camp life and the anguish of rebuilding lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.  (United States, 2016, 101 mins., Arabic/English/Korean)
The Crossing
A first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees. Traversing land and sea on an old fishing boat manned by smugglers, the nail-biting journey leads to Europe where the refugees disperse. Each must battle to stay sane and create an identity among the maze of regulations and refugee hostels. Directed by George Kurian,The Crossing shows us the lengths to which people go to find safety and forge their own destiny. (Norway, 2015, 55 mins., Arabic/English)

Post-film Q&A with Portland cardiologist John Rudoff who has extensively documented the Portland performing arts scene and recently spent significant time capturing the human dimension of the EU refugee crisis on the isle of Lesbos and at the Greek-Macedonian border.

Cosponsored in conjunction with the NW Film Center's Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film, September 21, 2016 — November 1, 2016.

Tickets: $9 Adults; $8 Seniors and Students
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