Cosponsored by Howe Library & The Upper Valley Refugee Working Group, this program is made made possible by New Hampshire Humanities.
Uprooted is a 30-minute documentary based on interviews collected during the New Hampshire Humanities Fences & Neighbors initiative on immigration. It tells the story of five refugees who escaped from war-torn countries to resettle in New Hampshire. The film explores what it means to be a refugee and how it feels to make a new life in a strange place, often without English language skills, family, a job, or community contacts. The film leaves us pondering questions of belonging and citizenship. What does it mean to be an American? Once a refugee, are you destined always to be a refugee? What are our responsibilities toward one another? Plymouth State University Associate Professor Whitney Howarth will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.