Where: Rochester Public Library – Central Library115 South Ave., Rochester, NY

When: November 15 at 6:00 pm

From Damascus to Chicago by Colleen Cassingham and Alex Lederman

Next week, POV community partner the Rochester Public Library will feature a free screening of From Damascus to Chicago as part of their event Arrival: Refugees’ Experiences in America, in which audience members are invited to reflect on the challenges that refugees face upon arrival in their new country. The conversation will be facilitated by Getachew Beshir, a Resettlement Manager from Catholic Family Services. Beshir will also present on the process of resettlement and the resources available to newly arrived refugees in the Rochester area. For more information on the screening, please visit the library’s event page.

From Damascus to Chicago Conversation Starter:

What types of support are needed by refugees, including the young siblings in the film? Are the refugees in your community getting the support they need to succeed? If not, what might you do to help?

Visit our local events calendar for a full list of events happening across the country and join our Community Network to host a screening of your own!

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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.