“A refugee is someone who comes from another country to have a better life.” Listen in as two students in the Refugee and Immigrant Students Empowered (RISE) program share their dreams for the future. The video was created and produced by Melba Williams and her fall 2012 short form media class at the Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville.
Nashville, Tennessee is home to one of the largest populations of resettled refugees, but just because they’re out of the camp, doesn’t mean life is easy. The Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee is there to help ease newly resettled refugees into American life. © 2012 FilmAid International. View more stories from Dadaab presented by FilmAid and produced by K. Ryan Jones at dadaabstories.org.
Exploring Identity, Culture, and Community through Dance
This mini documentary filmed by Ian Cresswell highlights two modern dance residencies created and conducted by teaching artist Amanda Cantrell Roche for the RISE afterschool program. This project was funded in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, PeyBack Foundation, and the Metro Nashville Community Enhancement Fund.
Suud grew up in Dadaab, spending 20 years of his life there before being resettled to Nashville, TN last June. Listen as Suud explains what challenges and joys befall a newly resettled refugee, and find what profound truths can be drawn from an apartment complex swimming pool. © 2012 FilmAid International. View more stories from Dadaab presented by FilmAid and produced by K. Ryan Jones at dadaabstories.org.