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Project of the Day: ‘For You Were Once Strangers’

Project of the Day: 'For You Were Once Strangers'

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“For You Were Once Strangers”

Tweetable Logline:

Elevator Pitch: Fifteen year-old Naka is an anomaly. An honor student in Israel, she glides through Hebrew, English and Arabic fluently, sings in a band, spends her time on Facebook, and dreams of serving in the army. But she is not Israeli. She came on foot through the desert with her family six years ago, a refugee from southern Sudan fleeing the largest genocide since the Holocaust. In 60 days, she faces deportation. This is the provocative and surprising story of the fight uniting South Sudanese refugees and Israeli citizens as they oppose their government’s blind immigration policy.

Production Team:

Director/Producer/Cinematographer : Ruth Berdah-Canet
Editor: Laura Minnear

Current Status: Final stages of post production.

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