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Syrian refugees topic of free screening at Georgia Tech

Filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci lived among 85,000 Syrian refugees in Za'atari, Jordan's largest refugee camp.

The two will discuss what they witnessed during a screening of their documentary, "Salam Neighbor"  from 1:30  p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Georgia Tech College of Architecture's Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium, 227 4th St. N.W.

The program is sponsored by Design4Refugees, which helps refugees by providing design services for housing, schools, hospitals/clinics and infrastructure needs.

The film takes an inside look at this pressing humanitarian crisis.

Refugees from the war-torn nation have flooded into other nations around the world, where they have struggled to find basic necessities such as food and medical care. Some have died trying to make the journey.

Many have resettled in Georgia.

The program will include a panel discussion with the filmmakers, co-founders of Living on One, as well as local experts. Speakers include J.D. McCrary, executive director of the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta; Shawn Powers, assistant professor, at Georgia State University; Sabir Khan, a designer and associate professor at Georgia Tech; and Marc Simmons, principal of Front Inc.

There will also be a reception  with light refreshments.

General tickets are available here.



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