23 Jun What We’re Reading & Watching During World Refugee Week

June 20th is World Refugee Day and in honor of this important moment we are celebrating for a week. This year, refugees and the global obligation to provide welcome has been the center of debates at dinner tables, community conversations, and in the media across the world. We know that sometimes it can be difficult to understand what our global neighbors go through when forced to leave their homes because of conflict and/or persecution. In order to learn more about the challenges refugees face and how they might be overcome we offer a list of movies, documentaries, and books that focus on the journeys of some of the more than 65 million displaced persons who are part of our global community.


Movies and documentaries:

“A Syrian Love Story” by Sean McAllister

“Dheepan” by Jacques Audiard

“Dirty Pretty Things” by Stephen Frears

“Fire at Sea” by Gianfranco Rosi

“In This World” by Michael Winterbottom

“Judgement” by Stephan Komanderev

“Manpower’ by Noam Kaplan 

“Mediterranea” by  Jonas Carpignano

“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

“Rats That Eat Men” by Briton Isobel Mascarenhas-Whitman

“The Crossing” by George Kurian

“The Purple Field” by Nasri Hajjaj

“Welcome” by Philippe Lioret



“Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love & Survival” by Atka Reid and Hana Schofield

“Monsieur Linh and His Child” by Philippe Claudel

“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi

“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

“The Other Hand” by Chris Cleave

“What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng” by Dave Eggers


Have some great contributions to this list? We’d love to hear about your favorites!
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