Childhood Interrupted

Childhood Interrupted

2 Episodes

The impact of the global refugee crisis on children hits home in these affecting studies of trauma, displacement, and assimilation. Drawing remarkably naturalistic performances from a young cast of first-time actors and real-life war refugees, Yassmina Karajah’s RUPTURE follows four Syrian teens as they embark on a summer’s-day odyssey through their new Canadian city, where the turmoil engulfing their home country is never far from their minds. Academy Award–winning director Barbara Kopple similarly explores the psychological scars of war and relocation in her sensitively observed documentary NEW HOMELAND, in which five Syrian and Iraqi refugee boys experience a pivotal summer at a camp in the Canadian wilderness.

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Childhood Interrupted
  • Rupture

    Episode 1

    Directed by Yassmina Karajah • 2017 • Jordan, Canada
    Starring Assad al Arid, Salam al Marzouqi, Hussein al Ahmad

    Introducing a cast of first-time actors and survivors of war who channel their personal experiences of loss and new beginnings into a fictional narrative, RUPTURE follows the journey ...

  • New Homeland

    Episode 2

    Directed by Barbara Kopple • 2018 • United States

    Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (HARLAN COUNTY USA) offers a unique and intimate perspective on the experiences of the global refugee crisis’s youngest survivors. Every summer since 1914, Camp Pathfinder, a summer camp located on a s...