On Friday, May 12, Uber and The Seattle Times will host a special screening of the documentary film 19 Days, which follows refugee families during their resettlement process. The evening will also feature a panel with film directors Asha Siad and Roda Siad and IRC Seattle’s Executive Director, Nicky Smith. The discussion will be moderated by Seattle Times photojournalist Erika Schultz. Attendees will also enjoy a catered dinner from Project Feast.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so please RSVP.
“19 Days reveals the human side of the refugee resettlement process. A unique look at the global migration crisis and one particular stage of asylum, it lays plain the realities faced on the difficult road towards integration.” —National Film Board of Canada
Once resettled, refugees face many barriers including language, culture, service access, and building a personal network. One of the most difficult barriers is economic opportunity.
Seattle welcomes thousands of refugees each year and many turn to Uber as a resource. We’re committed to supporting refugee and immigrant communities, celebrating their contributions, and bringing awareness to the challenges they face.
- When: Friday, May 12, 5pm-7pm
- Where: New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave S., Seattle
- What: film screening followed by panel discussion and dinner
- Roda Siad, director of 19 Days, filmmaker and researcher, co-founded Borderless Films
- Nicky Smith, executive director, IRC Seattle
- Ahmad Zia Ghulam Hassan, Uber driver-partner and US-resettled refugee from Afghanistan
- Erika Schultz, award-winning staff photographer at The Seattle Times, co-founder of NW Photojournalism
Catering by Project Feast: Project Feast empowers refugee and immigrant cooks through its mission of transforming lives by providing pathways to sustainable employment in the food industry.
Special thanks to the following organizations: National Film Board of Canada; Runta News; NewHolly Gathering Hall; Project Feast