Filmmakers Caroline Spearpoint & Miriam Thom with Hamsa in Schnega, Germany. (Jan 2016)

LETTER FROM THE FILMMAKERS

In September 2015 the BBC recorded an interview with Hamsa, a Syrian mother and refugee, as she neared the end of a desperate four-year journey from Homs, Syria to Germany. Her determination and spirit caught the attention of thousands of people around the world, including ours – two English filmmakers based in New York. Pauline Spearpoint contacted Hamsa and she granted our team permission to tell her story.

 

In January 2016 we travelled to the small village of Schnega, Germany to gain a first-person perspective that would go beyond what we had seen in the media. Hamsa and her family welcomed us into their home, and their openness led to an honest and intimate film depicting one refugee family’s experience integrating into a country so different from their own.

 

The result is Hamsa: A Documentary and Educational Platform, which uses human storytelling to engage audiences and motivate action towards resettling those suffering from the Syrian Refugee Crisis.  During the short film (20 minutes) the audience will get to know Hamsa and her family as they go to school, meet their neighbours, try German food, learn a new language, sing, dance, cry and laugh. Our mission is to reframe mainstream discourse and opinion around the resettlement of refugees and offer those who watch effective ways to take action via our website www.hamsathedocumentary.com.

 

Please get in touch if you'd like to join the movement.

 

 

Warmly,

 

Caroline (The Fox)  +  Miriam (The Wolf)

 

Write to us at hello@foxwolfproductions.nyc

THE TEAM

A FoxWolf Production

 

Caroline Spearpoint

Miriam Thom

Co-Producers

 

Pauline Spearpoint

Laura Jones

Assistant Editor

 

Austin Haitos

A BIG FOXWOLF THANK YOU TO:

Alexandra Compton, Alexandra Caufin, Alicia Thom, Austin Will, Ben Lowe, Charlotte Daisy Cussins, Chelsea Austin,

 

Chris Muckle, Christopher Spearpoint, Claire Gordon, Conor McBride, Corey Kingston, Danny Prussman,

 

Jordan Harkins, Keenan O'Meara, Kellyn Loftus, Lachlan Thom, Louis Mole, Marianna Margaret, Matt Robins,

 

Matt Slutsky, Michael Hagan, Michelle Ozog, Mike Cuneo, Mich Micich, Mulan Ashwin, Rebecca Thom,

 

Robert Spearpoint, Russel Dian, Sam Connor, Solihin Thom, Tamara Harel-Cohen, Vilislava Petrova and Yong Kwok.

 

 

In partnership with International
Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP).
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All proceeds will go towards the legal aid of at-risk refugees.

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