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KAMA Presents: Finding and Creating Home

A film screening of two short films followed by a panel discussion on refugee resettlement, integration, and notions of “home”.


The films A PIECE OF PAPER and STRANGERS IN TOWN focus on the themes of immigration and finding home. In A PIECE OF PAPER, Remi is a Syrian refugee who was resettled in Annapolis, while his family members were resettled in Europe. The short film follows Remi as he awaits his travel documentation to visit his family members and delves into his journey to adjust and integrate into his new life in Maryland. STRANGERS IN TOWN highlights the challenges and successes of immigrants and refugees living in Garden City, Kansas. Both films reflect on the struggles immigrants and refugees face to integrate in the United States – with challenges including jobs, housing, social services, education, language, etc – and the emotional struggle of many to find themselves feeling “at home” in a new country.

After the film screening, we will have a panel discussion with:

  • Eman Dakhil, the Saudi filmmaker and director of “A Piece of Paper”
  • “Remi”, a Syrian activist and the subject of “A Piece of Paper”
  • Tanya Vitusagavulu, Maryland Refugee Resettlement Director of Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area
  • Moderated by Dana Lea, KAMA DC


KAMA DC provides a platform for immigrants to teach classes and share stories based on their skills and passions. We are a team of volunteers from the Washington, D.C. community united by a passion to share skills and build community ties. We first started discussing the idea of forming KAMA DC in June 2016 and held our very first class in December 2016. KAMA DC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


  • 11/10 | 3:00PM
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