Private Project

America Heard: Refuge of Hope

Syracuse, New York is an unlikely home to over 10,000 former refugees. Two women at the forefront of this community reflect on what their presidential vote means to those whose only true home is the American town that took them in.

  • Yasmin Mistry
  • James Boo
  • Habiba Boru
    Key Cast
  • Khadijo Abdulkadir
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, HD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Yasmin Mistry

Yasmin Mistry is an Emmy-nominated animator and filmmaker. Her work has been displayed worldwide including recent showings at the White House and United Nations as well as at film festivals such as Cannes, SXSW, Tribeca and Clermont-Ferrand. She is the recipient of the Puffin Foundation’s 2013 film grant, the Brooklyn Arts Council’s 2014, 2015 and 2016 film grants, and the recipient of the Jessie Streich-Kest Memorial Grant. Her first live-action film, “Feeling Wanted” was an official selection of more than 25 film festivals. The film won 12 awards and was nominated for Best Short Film of 2015 by Adoption At The Movies.

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