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“Houston in Motion: Empowering Houston Migrant and Refugee Communities,” which includes team members Yehuda Sharim, a postdoctoral fellow of Jewish studies; Elizabeth Long, a professor emerita of sociology; and Yan Digilov, a strategist for The Firestarter Group, is a multimedia project that documents the lives and experiences of refugee and migrant communities in Houston.

By collecting oral narratives, surveying local resettlement organizations and creating digital archives of movement across and within national and local boundaries, the researchers will address the pressing need to engage local communities in the process of refugee resettlement. The researchers will combine data from surveys and film interviews of refugees and migrants in Houston. The project aims to elevate local community organizations, voice personal narratives and identify the shared challenges facing migrants and refugees Houston.

Here is a link to the short trailer and website: http://houstoninmotion.org/

Here is another link to an interview with me: http://urbanedge.blogs.rice.edu/2015/12/09/in-houston-a-filmmaker-tries-to-understand-the-citys-melange-of-refugees/#.VrE8xfHU75c

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