Related image“THIS IS HOME – a Refugee Story” 2018 Dir.: Alexandra Shiva THIS IS HOME is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. 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. They must “learn America” — everything from how to take public transportation to negotiating new gender roles. Through humor and heartbreak, this universal story illuminates what it’s like to start over, no matter the obstacles. THIS IS HOME goes beyond the statistics, headlines, and political rhetoric to tell deeply personal stories, putting a human face on the global refugee crisis. 91 min. “Compelling documentary offers rare insight into Syrian refugees’ settling in Baltimore” – The Arab Weekly