Welcome to Lancaster

  • Short Film (0:06:19) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 11/7/2018 | Available until 11/13/2021

By Jamila Paksima

Welcome to Lancaster is a short documentary looking at differing views on refugees in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a place famous for its own persecuted religious communities. While a former member of the Amish church has started a conservative PAC and is against allowing refugees to settle in the United States, a couple who are reformed Mennonites take Somali refugees into their home, including their friend Issa, who is finally reunited with his estranged family who are able to flee Somalia during a long-running civil war just before the current president of the US clamps down on immigration.

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