OUR DOCUMENTARY ON SURVIVORS OF TORTURE IS FINISHED!
Six years in the making, Refuge: Caring for Survivors of Torture will be released for distribution within the next few weeks. Right now, it's being closed-captioned for the hearing impaired, and we're working on package design. The program will be available in both DVD and Blu-ray.
Just a hair over 57-minutes, Refuge profiles five treatment and support programs in Minneapolis, Atlanta, the Boston area, and Washington, DC. Distribution arrangements will be announced soon. In the meantime, please contact me by email if you'd like to receive more information about the film, or about screenings and obtaining copies: firstname.lastname@example.org
"A moving look at what survivors like our clients have been through before seeking refuge here,
and an introduction to some of the people who welcome and support them.
Refuge will be a great resource for orienting staff and volunteers, and for letting our community know what it is we do and why we need to be here to do it."
— Curt Goering, Executive Director, Center for Victims of Torture
Refuge: caring for survivors of torture
More than a million refugees, asylum seekers, and other immigrants to the United States have been victims of politically motivated torture. They come here from all parts of the world – some legally, some undocumented, some with families and some very much alone. They live in major American cities and in small towns. Some survivors bear visible scars, but many more have been wounded in ways that remain hidden.
Advocates for torture survivors, dedicated healthcare and social service professionals, and hundreds of citizen volunteers have united to create programs throughout the country that provide care and support to survivors who have come here to make new lives.
Based on interviews with dozens of survivors, and with the professionals and volunteers who are helping them to heal, this film is a tribute to their courage and dedication, and a call to action.
WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT
As we move from production into outreach, we need your help more than ever. Please make a
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VIEW A QUICK GUIDE TO THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE
Click here to find out what’s available under the main tabs of our banner. An important part of this project has been to develop a range of information and resources for those working with people who have been tortured — or for those who just want to learn more about the impact of torture on individuals and society.