Directed by multiple National Emmy and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning filmmakers, SEEKING REFUGE summons community engagement in the global effort to end an epidemic of human rights abuses and achieve transnational justice.
The film focuses on four refugees who were tortured in countries they once called home. Their stories begin in the U.S., where they reclaim their lives and gain the strength speak out against those who sought to silence them through acts of terror.
“MY PARENTS WOKE UP HOWLING ALMOST EVER NIGHT.
FOR A LONG TIME AS A CHILD, I THOUGHT ALL PARENTS DID.”
Art Spiegelman, son of Holocaust survivors
One of the most efficient means of control is to terrorize individuals and their communities into passivity, submission and silence. One way to exert that control is by torture—the ultimate form of denying human dignity.