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Strangers Ourselves

A young girl holding a Canadian flag in front of her face with toys behind her in the background

Laura Murray
2018 | 19 mins
Country of Production: USA
Country Featured: Canada
US Premiere

Eighty-six-year-old Elizabeth Rapley has sponsored 92 refugees since 1979, helping them resettle in Canada. What are the challenges both for the families who are accepting help and for those providing it? At a moment when the global refugee crisis burgeons, move beyond media stereotypes to explore the everyday lives of those offering and seeking refuge and the longtime social bonds that continue to sustain them.

Co-presented by NYU Center for Media, Culture and History

Plays with What the Wind Took Away