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Dalya’s Other Country

October 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Dalya's Other Country @ The Center for Rural Development

Dalya’s Other Country

An Independent Film
Public Audience:
  All ages
Tickets: $10

Sunday, October 15—2 p.m.
Dayla’s Other Country is the nuanced story of a family displaced by the Syrian Conflict who are remaking themselves after the parents separate. Effervescent teen Dalya goes to Catholic high school and her mother, Rudayna, enrolls in college as both walk the line between their Muslim values and the new world in which they find themselves.

Film Reviews

“Meltzer tells Dalya’s story by elegantly weaving together pieces of her life as a typical American teenager and her deep, ever-present Islamic values.” – Huffington Post

“With Dalya’s Other Country … Meltzer continues her explorations of Syria by providing an intimate portrait of its diaspora. Through the unfiltered honesty of Dalya and her mother, Rudayna, the film reveals how family can become a home away from home.”  – L.A. Weekly

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To purchase tickets, call 606-677-6000. Tickets not available online.



Dalya's Other Country (Official Trailer) from GOOD DOCS on Vimeo.