Walk-Ins Welcome: Stories of Syrian Refugee Barbers


A documentary film and humanitarian project involving Syrian barbers now living in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan as refugees and their attempt to maintain normality in the midst of the Syrian crisis.

Here is a short video clip about this film (http://youtu.be/ziW9rX2Fbd4) followed by more info below:



Over the course of the last two years, the crisis in Syria has killed over 100,000 people and forced over 2 million people to flee their native land and seek refuge in neighboring countries. As these figures continue to multiply daily, we lose sight of individual suffering, instead absorbed by the sheer, and increasingly abstract, multitude of the crisis.

Walk-Ins Welcome aims to personalize the struggles of these refugees through a documentary focused on the barbers of the Zaatari camp. Shadowing them throughout their day, the film will create portraits not just of nameless refugees, but of individuals. A barber serves customers from all walks of life each day and has his pulse on the community. No matter how difficult the situation gets, a person will always be in need of a haircut. When his customers come for a shave or a haircut, they are engaging in an act of maintaining normality, when life is anything but normal.

This project is both a documentary film and a humanitarian project whose goals are not political. If you are interested in supporting this film, please visit their Indiegogo page: at http://igg.me/at/wiw or check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/walkinswelcomefilm

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