This powerful film chronicles the journey of Ibraheem Sarhan, a Syrian teenager, as he adapts to a new life in Winnipeg, Canada. Following the loss of his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Ibraheem left Syria with his father. "We went out against our will and we shall return with our hope," he says. Press play to watch Ibraheem as he navigates his first week of high school in this story of resilience and rebuilding.

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  • Anne Hedberg

    Thank you, Ibraheem, for sharing your story with us. And thanks to all who produced this video. It blesses us all by enabling us to experience your story, to witness your unspeakable loss and the strength and resilience of you and your dad. May all your viewers be inspired to work for the peace and brotherhood of all and an end to war!

  • PIUS

    HOPE BURNS ETERNAL IN THE HUMAN BREAST, SAID THE POET. HERE IS A LIVING EXAMPLE

  • Sandip sheta

    There is no way to peace, peace is the way.

  • Jyotu

    When I say "I understand." Do I really understand this grief? Do not know, intense pain in the heart is so unique.

  • Cindy

    War is not the answer, never was, never will be. May Ibraheem and all innocent victims thrive in spite of their greedy and misguided oppressors.

  • Jane Jackson

    The strength and resilience of Ibraheem and his father are inspirational. One family’s unspeakable loss reminds us of the impossible realities so many countless families face. Their hope is hope for humanity.

  • carrie

    If we could only get to know each other before we war.

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  • Since the Syrian civil war began, more than 5.6 million Syrians have fled the country as refugees. Follow this link to learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis.
  • Complement this film with the story of Hasan, a Syrian refugee making a difference to other refugee children.
  • Learn about the local refugee organizations in your community. Read this article to get ideas of different ways you can help.

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