In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in Seadrift, TX. What began as a dispute over fishing territory erupts into violence and ignites a maelstrom of boat burnings, KKK intimidation, and other hostilities against Vietnamese refugees along the Gulf Coast.

Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece

Into the Fire is an investigative documentary looking at the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece, in the face of severe austerity measures and rising racism. Refugees flee their home countries on the search for safety. Due to its land border with Turkey, Greece is one of the main entry gates into Europe. Once they have entered Europe, European legislation prevents them from moving on to other European countries. In Greece however, refugees are faced with deficiencies in the asylum procedure and appalling detention and living conditions. Without housing, legal papers or support, they are faced with increasing and often violent racism.

Rain in a Dry Land

Rain in a Dry Land provides eye-opening answers as it chronicles the fortunes of two Somali Bantu families, transported by relief agencies from years of civil war and refugee life to Springfield, Massachusetts and Atlanta, Georgia.

Salaam Neighbor

American filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci live in a Syrian refugee camp to chronicle the lives and true stories of their displaced neighbors.

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars

After civil war breaks out in Sierra Leone in 1991, thousands flee to the nearby country of Guinea. At a refugee camp, guitarist Francis Langba meets singer Reuben M. Koroma and his wife, Grace, and the three begin playing together. Over the years, the group expands to become a six-piece ensemble composed of fellow refugees. After peace is declared in 2002, the group waits to hear if they can return home while conducting a tour through other camps in this music documentary.


Refugee is a filmmaker project realized by five renowned photographers including Clementine Malpas and Leslie Knott. The photographers travelled the world to illustrate the atrocities of war, political persecution and other root causes of human displacement.

Well-Founded Fear

A documentary by filmmakers Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini that depicts the process of asylum decision-making through the eyes of both government officers and the individuals who are interviewed in an attempt to obtain asylum in the United States.

Born in Syria

Following the stories of seven Syrian refugee children in Europe, Born in Syria is one of the rare movies that focus on the whole journey of refugees from home country to local integration in the host country. It follows children by depicting their life in Syria before, during and after the conflict, thus highlighting the traumatizing experiences they have been through in detail. It follows their journey in reception centers and refugee camps in Turkey, Hungary, and Greece and what that resulted in later on in their lives. And finally, it follows up on their integration in their final destination in Europe during their first 6 months in the country.

Human Flow

Human Flow was the “movie of the refugee crisis” as critics often called it. It is directed by Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Wei Wei who, through this great work, aims to show different audiences the root causes behind the displacement of people all over the world. Human Flow is not a fictional movie, which means there is no particular story or protagonist that the audience follows from start to end. It is a documentary that follows the migratory situation in different countries around the world.