Why We Speak: Help Spread Syrian Stories

by 3 Generations
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Summary

Our longstanding focus on refugee rights will be highlighted when Beyond the Borders, a feature documentary featuring Syrians in exile in Lebanon, is released. Beyond the Borders is not the story of the war in Syria, nor is it an account of those who have made the journey to Europe; it is the next chapter. What is happening to the 12 million who have been displaced but have absolutely nowhere to go. What are their hopes, their fears, their future?
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Challenge

Life for Syrian refugees in Lebanon has become desperate. As some ISIS members cross the borders into Lebanon, the country is on high alert. The armed forces have ramped up security on the streets and are setting up new checkpoints across the country. The Lebanese government is implementing stringent new laws for Syrians - resulting in over 80% of Syrians becoming illegal since 2015. We have all seen some of those Syrians in the news drowning in the Mediterranean, but what about the others?

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.3generations.org
Our work documenting humanitarian crises.

Organization Information

3 Generations

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.3generations.org
Project Leader:
Jane Wells
3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States

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