FIRM is working very hard alongside other organizations in serving 26+ Syrian refugee families. Part of our work is helping the wider community understand some of the circumstances in Syria that led to such a large number of refugees.
Flight of the Refugees is a 40 minute documentary film directed by Elias Matar. This film documents the harrowing journey of various families as they cross the Macedonian border from Greece to Germany. Over seven thousand refugees start this journey everyday seeking asylum in Western Europe. Flight of the Refugees bears witness to six of those days. The film has won a number of film festival awards.
Flight of the Refugees will be screened in Fresno at the Tower Theatre on Thursday, April 6 at 6 PM. This is a free event, however there will be an opportunity to make donations to assist the local Syrian refugees. Director Elias Matar will be present for a Q & A time after the film.