Based on current events, #RefugeesWelcome conveys the story of Aisha, a prosperous woman from Syria that has done nothing but good to society. Her world comes crashing down when a bomb drops meters away from the Aleppo Bazaar while she is in it. Attacks like these continue and she is forced to escape the country- leaving her home, family and religion behind in order to survive as she goes through a very rough journey to find refuge in the United States of America.

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Director:  Ramiro Cantu
Producer:  Ramiro Cantu
Screenwriter: Ramiro Cantu
Cinematographer: Ramiro Cantu
Editor: Ramiro Cantu
Production Designer: Ramiro Cantu
Music: SonoCreatunes
Principal Cast: Mayela Ramirez, Alejandro Flores, Diego De La Torre, Regina Martinez, Claudia Lamas, Andrea Moreno, JC McGoldrick
Additional Credits: Special FX: Victor Martinez


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Ramiro Cantu
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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Genre:  Drama
Screening Category: Texas High School
Country: United States
Runtime: 03:04 mins