Salam Neighbor is a 2015 documentary made by two Americans (Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple) who travelled to the edge of Syrian war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 85,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan’s Za’atari camp.
As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Ingrasci and Temple meet Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, and street smart 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma during the civil war in Syria hides just beneath his smile. Ingrasci and Temple find inspiring stories of people trying to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors.
There will be a short discussion following the film, moderated by John Perkin (Chair of the SRRC and Mount Allison University Chaplain) and Morgan Poteet (Mount Allison sociology professor).
Admission is by donation, to cover licensing fees and related costs.