Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World is a short documentary that follows students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts. The film presents an intimate, emotionally gripping account of the students’ stories of escaping war and conflict and resettling in America, chronicling their triumphs and setbacks as their lives unfold over the course of one formative summer. Refugee Kids humanizes complex geopolitics and depict the challenges and urgency of immigration to America in an increasingly dangerous – and interconnected – world.
Renée is a news and documentary producer whose work has been distributed theatrically and broadcast on the major networks including PBS, ARD and ZDF German Public Television Networks, the BBC, Channel Four, UK and NHK among others where she has produced hundreds of reports including an award winning 3-part feature series on global warming in Alaska for German NOVA. She has also covered countless breaking news stories from 9/11 to Eric Garner. Having started her career as an assistant to feature film director, Jerry Schatzberg, she has also written, produced and directed two award winning short dramatic films, Other Islands and Deep Water.
Genres:Human Rights, Immigration, Education, Children
Runtime:39 minutes 40 seconds
Completion Date:March 1, 2014
Production Budget:90,000 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States