Born in Syria
Child Refugees of Syria's Civil War

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Selina

An outstanding documentary; these children are truly amazing, resilient, and articulate so well for their age.

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Zoe

This is a powerful look at at the ongoing refugee crisis from the perspective of children. These kids are amazing.

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