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Why We Speak: Help Spread Syrian Stories



The Syrian refugee crisis was 2013's favorite humanitarian headliner: 6.5 million displaced, the Middle East's coldest winter in 100 years, dozens of underfunded and unequipped camps. However, we've forgotten to see Syrians as humans. Through a series of vignettes, this short film aims to depict humanity, joy, and community in the lives of five refugees.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Since violence erupted in Syria in 2011, more than 2.1 million have fled to neighboring countries, flooding cities unprepared to support a population left virtually destitute by war. Often unable to work, Syrian families have become entirely dependent on aid organizations & the generosity of strangers. Refugees describe loss beyond imagination; none greater than loss of dignity. By providing an outlet for them to speak, your donation restores their humanity & amplifies their call for action.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our films have global impact. By utilizing our diverse transmedia resources, this powerful short film takes the audience beyond the daily headlines. Through a series of interviews, focused on a single experience, memory or story, we glimpse humanity, joy, and community in the lives of five Syrian refugees. We aim to create a short, beautiful, and moving account of the humanity behind a situation most of us only understand as a news item.

Potential Long Term Impact

This film advocates for long-term understanding of refugee crises. Through a professionally produced, thoughtful short film, we can raise worldwide awareness & encourage focused action.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $465
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,535
Total Funding Goal: $20,000


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3 Generations

New York, NY, United States

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Jane Wells

3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States

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