The Quilted Conscience (2013)

A lively and moving documentary on the experiences and aspirations of refugee children living with their resettled families in central Nebraska, focusing in particular on sisters from South Sudan who become involved with a culture-blend fabric-art project with local residents. The subjects of the students’ quilt panels are Dreams & Memories – showing the girls’ memories of Africa and their dreams of America. These images honor the traditions and heritage of the students’ families and communities back in Sudan, while also reflecting their responses to the question: “Who and what do I want to be in life?” Information on the film and the associated Newcomers Quilt Project is available at the following site:

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