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 small island in the wilderness of Canada’s Algonquin Park, invites a community of boys and young men from all over North America to spend a few weeks learning how to camp, hike, canoe, and fish. Inspired by Canada’s growing intake of asylum seekers, the camp welcomes a group of displaced boys from Syria and Iraq, many of them still grappling with the traumas of war. Over the course of a transformative summer, NEW HOMELAND traces the boys’ journeys through fear, hope, and the experience of building a new home.