8 Borders 8 Days
Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00PM
Backbone Meaningful Movies presents the award-winning documentary, 8 Borders 8 Days, Tuesday, January 9th at 6 pm. Following the film screening, the Vashon Resettlement Committee will speak about the three Syrian families they’ve helped to resettle on Vashon Island.
The film tells the story of a single mother who faces the consequences of America closing its doors to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US, and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler’s raft to Europe is the only way out. Discover the realities faced by this fiercely-determined mother and learn why she is willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future. The acclaimed documentary is an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.
The screening is made possible thanks to support from Island Green Tech and Vashon Theatre. Admission is by donation to Backbone Campaign; there will be an additional opportunity to support the Vashon Resettlement Committee