12.18.2011

Strangers No More

I just finished watching a beautiful short film that's airing on HBO this month called Strangers No More. It's a documentary about the Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv, Israel which provides education and services for refugee students from all over the world. It won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short, and deservedly so. The school is K-12 and the movie follows the stories of several students as they get acclimated to their new surroundings. The stories are heartbreaking, but the development of the children is so inspiring. To quote young Esther, originally from South Africa, whom I guessing is about 10 or 11 years old:
In South Africa we didn't have a school like this. Some children didn't like Black children because they were Black. This school, they're from all over the world. They don't care. It's like all of the world meeting together, and there is peace.
Make an effort to find this on HBO. It's really wonderful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I watched it after reading this post. It was great to learn about that school! Thanks for writing about it!
Erika