Documentary shows flight from Syria through a child's eyes

Javelina Student Engagement Center - 02/21/18 - 03/27/18

Contact: Julie Navejar or 361-593-2590

The Multicultural Heritage Committee and Intercultural Programming at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a free showing of the award-winning documentary Unwelcome at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Javelina Student Engagement Center (JSEC).

The 2017 award-winning documentary takes a unique approach in covering one of the biggest humanitarian crises of the time, the Syrian War, by giving the microphone to a six-year old refugee boy and letting him narrate the film himself.

Norwegian-American director Ida Theresa Myklebost will be at the screening to introduce the film. Unwelcome was her first film.

In Unwelcome, the viewer will meet six-year old Menwar, who lives in a tent at a gas station in Greece. He and his family fled the bloody conflict in Syria, hoping to start a new life, but when they reached Europe, they found a continent that did not want them, a continent that had closed its borders to refugees like them.

For more information, call 361-593-2760.