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THIS IS HOME

Dir: Alexandra Shiva
United States / 2018 / 91mins

Baltimore, USA is home to over 45,000 foreign-born immigrants – more than half of whom have moved there since 2000. When a Syrian family get asylum they are sent to the city and given support for just 8 months, after which they must know the language, have a job and be entirely self-sufficient. Following four families across this period, and the best intentions of case-workers, This Is Home shows the first months of this challenge: and the difficulties of succeeding in self-sufficiency in just 8 months in a new country, with a new language and culture. 

In making this intimate portrait of the immigration experience in today's USA, director Alexandra Shiva unpicks the daily struggles of starting again in a new country. This Is Home is a powerful portrait of how asylum seekers have to try to drastically adapt to a new culture and language whilst working through the traumas of warfare.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018 - Thu 22 Nov 2018
Price: Regular PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Friday 16th November
18:30
Saturday 17th November
18:30
Monday 19th November
18:30
Wednesday 21st November
16:30
Thursday 22nd November
20:30

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.

WINNER: Audience Award World Cinema Documentary - Sundance Film Festival 2018