Salam Neighbor

Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci decided to show the West what it is like to live in the second-largest refugee camp in the world, Za’atari in Jordan, 11 kilometers from the border with Syria. They gained access to the camp through their work with the UNHCR, the International Rescue Committee, and Save the Children, and they decided to donate the proceeds from the film to these same organizations. The young filmmakers did not quite know what to expect or how to behave in the camp, but their goal was to live in a tent and to earn the trust of refugees from Syria. This proved to be much easier than they had expected, as they were greeted with warmth and openness. The result is an intimate and candid film that shows their daily struggles with reality and people trying to live a normal life despite the trauma lurking in every memory. [fg]
Salam Neighbor / Salam  
75 ' , 2015 USA, Jordan director: Zach Ingrasci & Chris Temple / cinematography: Sean Leonard / editing: Jennifer Tiexiera, Mohammed el Manasterly / production: Living On One, 1001 Media

Screenings

CSW Laboratory 2015-12-08 20:00
Q&A with the producer, Mohab Khattab
Antropos Cinema 2015-12-09 17:30
Q&A with the producer, Mohab Khattab
Zach Ingrasci
2013 Living on One Dollar
Chris Temple
2013 Living on One Dollar

2015 CPH:DOX

2015 Aruba IFF

2015 AFI Docs