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Dalya's Other Country
Official Selection of the LA Film Festival 2017
A Point of View (POV) film
April 12, 2018
La Sierra University
Zapara School of Business
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Free to La Sierra students and staff
Preregistered World Affairs Council - $15 members $20 non members
Pre-registered HS Teachers & Students free
At the door: $20 for all participants not from La Sierra
Interview of film maker Julia Meltzler
Directed Discussion of the Issues Raised by the Film
The film tells the nuanced story of members of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict who are remaking their lives after the parents separate. Lively and energetic, teen Dalya goes to Catholic high school and her mother, Rudayna, enrolls in college as they both walk the line between their Muslim values and the new world in which they find themselves.
As we watch this hour-fifteen minute film about one teenage Syrian refugee girl and her family filmed in an overtly anti-Muslim time in America, we will be thinking about the elements of this refugee experience. Though many have experienced this complex life passage, we will focus on and discuss the unique issues experienced by Muslim Syrians fleeing a devastating and protracted war during a presidential campaign that featured a goal to end migration from the entire region.