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The Office of Mission & Identity has three free tickets available to “We Are In It,” the opening film in the WNY Refugee Film Festival. The event takes place tonight, September 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the TriMain Building on Main Street. For more information, please contact Sarah Signorino, or x2424 if you are interested. Tickets are first come first serve. More tickets will be available throughout the year to other films that are a part the festival.

Journey’s End Refugee Services opens the WNY Refugee Film Festival with the Buffalo premiere of “We Are In It,” which chronicles the unforgettable journeys of five Houston residents, undocumented migrants and refugees and their attempt to find refuge in this American metropolis. By combining tales of deportation with everyday setbacks and acts of resilience, it identifies what lies beneath the surface of migrant and refugee realities and the need to seek out political and economic security. Filmed over a period of two years, “We Are In It” documents their personal archives – poetry and paintings of Baghdad, film clips of the Burmese diaspora, songs in Swahili – and their efforts to re-envisage a home amidst experiences of war, hardship and alienation. This film traces their daily experiences and reveals the subtleties of despair, hope and irony in a polarized political climate regarding global migration and the militarization of borders.

Learn more about the festival here.

Learn more about Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc. here.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity