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Save The Children Screens Refugee Film In Fairfield

Claudia Connor, president and chief executive officer of The International Institute of Connecticut, and Chris Temple, director of “Salam Neighbor”
Claudia Connor, president and chief executive officer of The International Institute of Connecticut, and Chris Temple, director of “Salam Neighbor” Photo Credit: Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield-based Save the Children is participating in the Fairfield Theatre Company’s free screening of the Syrian refugee documentary "Salam Neighbor" on Tuesday at the Warehouse in Fairfield.

The film’s directors, Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, were the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set up a tent inside a refugee camp; they lived among 80,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp, giving the audience firsthand perspective on the world’s most pressing crisis..

The film has helped shed light on organizations that contribute to the well-being of these child refugees and their families, and will include a post-screening panel discussion with representatives from local nonprofits helping refugees, including Fairfield-based Save the Children and Bridgeport’s International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN).

The discussion will focus on the most urgent needs of child refugees and their families in the Middle East, as well as highlight how these local organizations support healing and ease the burden on refugee host countries.

Those interested in attending can reserve tickets at the FTC box office or by calling (203)-259-1036.

The event begins at 7 p.m.

The Warehouse is at 70 Sanford St., Fairfield.

Click here to learn more about Save the Children.

For more information about Fairfield Theatre Company , click here.

To learn more about the International Institute of Connecticut click here.

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