Utica : The last refuge, documentary screening and panel discussion

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
Palamountain Hall Davis Auditorium
Event Type
Environmental Studies

Utica: The Last Refuge follows the Azeins, a refugee family from Sudan, over the course of two and a half years as they transition from isolation to being part of a larger community. After living in refugee camps in Ethiopia for six years, the Azeins land in Utica, N.Y. The rustbelt city has a long history of immigration and its more recent humanitarian efforts to welcome refugees contrasts with the tensions and the political debates about immigrants and refugees at the time of their arrival. Utica: The Last Refuge highlights the deep work done both by resettlement agencies, communities, and refugees alike, and shows how thoughtful civic humanitarianism can result in myriad benefits for communities and their existing residents.  The screening is co-sponsored by Saratoga Immigration Coalition, departments of Anthropology, Political Science, and World Languages and Literaratures.

Documentary time: 1 hour 58 minutes.

Director: Loch Phillips

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