“They ruined the world”

I watched this incredible documentary last night and I can’t get it out of my head. It tells the story of four Syrian families going through a resettlement program in suburban Baltimore. At one point some of the children are playing on the first day at their new school and using a war plane to drop bombs on some toy houses. “They ruined the world!” exclaims one of the children as the imagined bombs fall. In another scene, one friend remarks to another that “we are at the mercy of reality” as they reflect on a home city they can never return to. This is a powerful and haunting film which I hope as many people as possible see.

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