“Salam Neighbor” Film and Discussion

On April 13th at 5 p.m. the film of directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, called “Salam Neighbor” (2015) will be showed at Kazimieras Simonavičius University (Ground floor Conference Hall). The film of directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci is presented by U.S. Embassy Vilnius and the American Film Diplomacy Programme American Film Showcase. The Cultural Affairs Assistant of U.S. Embassy Vilnius Jūratė Kirvaitienė will participate in the event and present the film. We kindly invite you to participate!

The film speaks on worldwide crisis of Syrian refugees. Young Americans come to Jordan and settle in refugees’ camp together with thousands of Syrians who are forced to leave their families due to the war that happens in their country. Directors become the witnesses of extraordinary courage, resolve and creativity when living among people who try to start their lives anew.

The event is free of charge and open for everyone who wants to participate. The REGISTRATION is mandatory. You will find the registration form here.

You can watch the film trailer here:

More information about the film and its authors you can find here.

The language of the film is English. Lithuanian subtitles will be included.

About the film:

Two Americans come to Jordan to Zaatari refugees camp which is situated only 10 kilometers from the border of Syria. They seek to know what it feels like to live together with 85 thousands of Syrians who left their motherland. Zach and Chris go to the epicenter of a crisis. They are two of the first cinema creators who come there, get the United Nations permission to live in a camp as refugees. They register and get the tent. Here Zach and Chris hears the staggering stories of people who fight with their problems, try to recreate broken lives of their selves and their neighbors – from Um Ali, the women who hardly overcomes loss and cultural barriers to the 10 years old Raouf who hides his problems behind the never disappearing smile.