August 12, 2015

Photos and News from Salam Neighbor World Premiere!

“Salam Neighbor is a beautifully crafted story that delivers a powerful message. It will leave you touched and inspired to take action.  This film is a must-see.” – UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)


In front of a sold out Washington D.C. theater, we premiered our new film Salam Neighbor for the very first time. Terrifying yes, but as the end credits rolled to five rounds of teary-eyed applause, we knew this film was something special. We cannot express enough thanks to the family of talented artists and producers it took make this film possible, especially our fellow producers at 1001 Media (Mohab & Salam). Lastly, thank you to RYOT, UNHCR, Save the Children, the Int’l Rescue Committee, US State Dept., and AFI DOCS Film Festival for making this event such a success.

The creative team minus our awesome Editor, Composers, sound designers, and colorist!

(L-R) Salam, Mohab, David, Zach, Chris, Bryn, and Jen. Sadly missing one of our awesome editors – Mohamed, as well as our composers, sound designers, and colorist!

 10 minutes before kick off. Nervous and excited to see the film on the big screen!

10 minutes before kick off. Nervous and excited to see the film on the big screen!

Post screening panel with three Ambassadors, Syrian American -- Dr. Lina Murad, and moderator from CBS News -- Margaret Brennan.

Post screening panel with three Ambassadors, Syrian American — Dr. Lina Murad, and moderator from CBS News — Margaret Brennan.

Not an empty seat at D.C's Regal Cinemas Gallery Place.

Not an empty seat at D.C’s Regal Cinemas Gallery Place.

Coming off of the big world premiere, we’re moving forward as quickly as possible to share this film with you guys — our friends and viewers around the world. Stay tuned for updates, but in the meantime, if you might be interested in hosting a screening of the new film in your community this winter, please email Zach@livingonone.org.

If you want to learn more about the film and the life of a refugee, take a look at the below articles and videos. Or as always, feel free to reach out to us personally with questions or comments.

 

Reuters Interview giving a Behind the Scenes on the film.

Reuters Interview giving a Behind the Scenes on the film.

“On a subject too often discussed in terms of numbers, Zach and Chris capture the human element of one of the greatest refugee crises of this generation.” 

– Congressman Ted Lieu