Immigration & Refugees Block

Are You Volleyball?!

Director: Mohammad Bakhshi
Runtime: 15 minutes

A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can’t keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.


Director: Masoud Soheili
Runtime: 15 minutes

A mini-bus is on a journey across the mountains to Kabul. Each person on the bus has a reason to take this journey. An old man is traveling to give a turkey to his grandchild, as his last wish before dying. However, the main road is blocked by insurgents. They decide to use an alternative road, which is not very secure, and there is still the possibility of getting caught by insurgents.

Blending into the American Dream

Director: David Helfer Wells
Runtime: 4:37 minutes

Go inside the Providence Granola Project and hear directly from recent refugees on how making great food empowers them (and the larger community as well.) The workers and founders of Providence Granola Project work hard to meet several bottom lines: making the best granola and building a sustainable business while expanding the job skills of newly arrived refugees.

The Spirit of the Hive

Director: Charles de Ville
Runtime: 48 minutes

A small community lives in the village of Duva-Yoo, in the middle of Mexican mountains of Oaxaca.

Its population growth is fast and immigration, self-evidently illegal, where a part of its inhabitants who are attracted to the American dream plays an important but sneaky role in its development, by building the village on one side and destroying it on the other.

Some inhabitants want to free themselves from this dependence and protect their traditional way of life. In turn, they must focus their efforts on the development of a local economy, in search of a long-term viable solution.

Screening Info

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 12pm
Venue: Reading IMAX Theater
Address: 30 N 2nd St, Reading
Tickets: $10

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