Something Like Home

Published Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Something Like Home

From the description:

Something Like Home is a Duolingo documentary about the impact of language and education on the lives of Syrian refugees in Turkey and Jordan. Over the years, thousands of people have written to us with stories of learning a new language in order to find a sense of identity, of safety, of home. So we traveled to meet them.

In doing so, we uncovered some common themes: survival, perseverance, humility, grit. These people defy stereotypes, and their stories have the power to forever alter the lens through which we see the world.

The UN Refugee Agency petition asks governments to ensure that refugees from all countries get access to education. Sign the UN petition:

http://www.unhcr.org/withrefugees/petition/

This is a quick half-hour documentary Duolingo produced. I don't think it's an especially groundbreaking piece of film, but it's definitely worth a watch . Especially in these tiresome and fatiguing times.

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