This is Home follows four Syrian families who are sent to resettle in Baltimore and given a deadline to become self-sufficient. They have just eight months to learn English and secure jobs and the clock starts right when they land. Despite good intentions, a vast cultural divide prevents the new arrivals and the Americans trying to help them from truly understanding each other. For Syrians like Khaldoun, who was tortured and left physically disabled, and children like Mohammad, who suffers from PTSD, their needs extend far beyond lessons in proper job attire.
Director: Alexandra Shiva
To raise awareness for the film and its release on EPIX while using the film to both educate audiences about and inspire support for immigrant families and refugee resettlement programs.