Refugee Families & Their New Homes
Welcome to Vermont – Four Stories of Resettled Identity
Four groups of immigrants who have resettled in VT successfully. A good example of community support of the newly arrived through compelling stories. Most provocative is the final story — a Rwandan who finally tired of being always viewed (in Vermont) as a refugee…he had to escape the loving townspeople.
Hamsa, a warm, courageous Syrian woman, embodies the grit and determination it takes to make the overland route from Syria to Germany. This short tells her story of traveling with her family to a small town in Germany where they are supported and cared for.
Scent of Geranium
Naghmeh Farzaneh is an Iranian animator and filmmaker. She employs animation to illustrate an autobiographical account of her immigration experience. Immigration is a new chapter in one’s life, a chapter with unexpected events that can take one’s life down paths different from the one imagined.
This program is co-sponsored by the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church and the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
- River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation – 6301 River Road , Bethesda, MD 20817 –View Map