On April 2, 2012, Roosevelt House hosted a screening of the 2011 Academy Award-winning film, Strangers No More, followed by a conversation with the Filmmakers Kirk Simon and Karen Goodman and with Karen Tal, former Principal of the Bialik Rogozin School, co-founder of The Educational Initiatives Center in Israel and Recipient of the 2011 Charles Bronfman Prize.
About the Film:
In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from forty-eight different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at Bialik-Rogozin School fleeing poverty, political adversity and even genocide.
Strangers No More follows several students’ struggle to acclimate to life in a new land while slowly opening up to share their stories of hardship and tragedy. With tremendous effort and dedication, the school provides the support these children need to recover from their past. Together, the bond between teacher and student, and amongst the students themselves, enables them to create new lives in this exceptional community.
Strangers No More received the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject. Click here to view film trailer.