“Navigating Hope” is a film from the series New Immigrant and Refugee Visions.
These 10 films were made by and about immigrants and refugees. We are sharing them as part of Voices, our platform for refugees and immigrants to tell their own stories. We are posting a new film every month in 2020.
About the film “Navigating Hope”
“A refugee is that person who has lost everything in his life. But he hasn’t given up his hope.” Compelling words from a man who lived over 17 years in a refugee camp in Nepal. Mani and his family escaped to the camp from Buddhist Bhutan where they were being persecuted as Christians. As a refugee in the United States, a “big country” he had never heard of as a child, he finds new hope helping other refugees navigate the challenges of life in America.
About Sayed Najib Hashimi
Sayed grew up in Afghanistan and was a refugee in Pakistan. He has a degree in literature from Kabul University. He worked from 2005 to 2016 as a journalist and translator with the BBC and NATO Media Group in Afghanistan. In November 2016 Sayed and his family were granted permanent residency through the Special Immigration Visa to the United States. They now live in Washington, DC, where Sayed is working as a Communications Officer at the Afghan Embassy.
Organize a virtual screening or community screening
The New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) film-makers were chosen, trained and mentored by Community Supported Film. You can organize an online or live screening of any or all of the films to inspire conversation and action in your community.