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From Damascus to Chicago: MENA Students Produce Documentary on Syrian Refugee Children

October 5, 2016

MENA is proud to announce that a short documentary by two of our undergraduates, Colleen Cassingham and Alex Lederman, was published by The Atlantic. The film, From Damascus to Chicago, follows a Syrian refugee family as it transitions to life in Chicago. We follow Akram and Retaj, who are 7 and 10 years old, through a dance class that helps them flourish in their new environment, as well as their parents' journey to find inner resilience to start a new life.

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