Movies and Films about Refugees and Immigrants
USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
This documentary film directed by Rebecca Camisa follows the dangerous journey unaccompanied migrant children from around the world take as they travel through Mexico to the US. Seen through the eyes of several main characters, "Which Way Home" showcases these stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.
Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars is a film about six young dispossessed Sierra Leone refugee musicians who decide to form a band in hopes of helping others, through the form of music, with their healing processes of being separated from their homeland. The filmmakers follow the musicians on a heart-rending tour of the Leonean refugee camps, observe the recording session for their debut album, and witness the group's homecomeing to their war torn country after years away.
An aging group of European refugees that was recruited to aid the Allied cause and fight the Nazis discuss their experiences both on and off the battlefield in director Christian Bauer's affectionate tribute to the unsung heroes of World War II - from allmovie.com
The film debut of director Ham Tran, Journey of the Fall follows a family during the fall of Saigon, right after the Vietnam war, in 1975. Urged by her husband (Long) to flee for America, a mother (Mai) and her family, which consist of her two small children and her mother, settle in Northern California. After fleeing from Saigon on a small boat & being seperated from her husband for six years, Mai struggles with helping her now older children get use to their new life in America.
Moving to Mars follows two refugee families from Burma over the course of a year that will change their lives completely. Uprooted from their homeland by the repressive military junta, they are forced to live in a Thai refugee camp for many years. A resettlement scheme offers them a chance to a new life, but their new home, in the British city of Sheffield, will be different from everything they have ever known.
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RAIN IN A DRY LAND is a verité feature documentary chronicling two years in the lives of two Somali Bantu families as they journey from Africa to America. It is a story of time travel, culture shock, a leap from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. More importantly, it is an intimate, human story about two extraordinary families who somehow managed to keep their spirits intact through years of mayhem and deprivation.
The Terminal (2004) - IMDb
The Terminal...This 2004 movie about immigration by Steven Spielberg stars Tom Hanks as Viktor Navorski, a man from Krakozhia, a fictional Eastern European country. During his flight to America, the Krakozhian government was overthrown, rendering Viktor’s passport invalid. Unable to legally enter the US or get a flight back to his war-torn home, Viktor sets up camp in an under-construction terminal of New York’s JFK airport.