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American Refugees

USA | 2014 | 90 minutes

Animated shorts about real families, homelessness and resilience.

May 19, 2014
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A child recounts her family’s hard times. A couple ponders buying a foreclosed home. Families describe shelter living. A Marysville teen raps about homelessness.

Four animated stories inspired by local families:

The Smiths, Neely Goniodsky – A family falls into homelessness before moving out of it with help from a supportive community.

Home for Sale, Laura Jean Cronin – Prospective homebuyers see glimpses of the family who lived in the foreclosed home they’re touring.

Super Dads, Sihanouk Mariona – Homeless dads and their children compare their perspectives.

The Beast Inside, Amy Enser & Drew Christie – A young man deals with both homelessness and the teen years.

Includes a Q&A moderated by Tom Tangney, KIRO Radio, and post-film reception. Films were created through Seattle University’s Film & Family Homelessness Project, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sponsored by Seattle University Film & Family Homlessness Project

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Premier Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 90 minutes
Website: Official Film Website
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