Guest Speakers via live Zoom: Din Blankenship and Erin Bernhardt, Directors and Chris Buckley and Heval Kelli, Subjects in Film. Q&A moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio.
Time & Location
Mar 14, 2022, 7:00 PM
Port Jefferson, 412 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, USA
About The Event
Screening at Theatre Three 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York, 11777 Guest Speakers via live Zoom: Din Blankenship and Erin Bernhardt, Directors and Chris Buckley and Heval Kelli, Subjects in Film. Q&A moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio. Directed by Din Blankenship and Erin Bernhardt REFUGE is a story about fear and love in the American South. A leader in a white nationalist hate group finds healing from the people he once hated — a Muslim heart doctor and his town of refugees. Chris is a husband and father, a veteran, and until recently, a leader in the KKK. He started hating Muslims when the planes hit the Twin Towers on 9/11, but is forced to confront his hate when he receives a text from Muslim refugee, Heval. REFUGE illustrates the false promises of hate and reveals where real and lasting refuge is found. Where there is love, there is refuge. The film is set in the most diverse square mile in America, Clarkston, Georgia, and follows a Syrian Kurd, a former Klansman, and a town of refugees who seek belonging in a country that blames them for its problems. Swimming against the current of an increasingly polarized and isolated America, each must decide whether they will risk knowing and being known by those who oppose them. Ultimately, REFUGE uncovers what is possible when we leave the security of our tribes and what is at stake for our country if we don’t. Running Time: 75 minutes