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8 Borders, 8 Days

8 Borders, 8 Days
  • Sat, April 22nd 12:30PM - 2:00PM Regal Winter Park Village B

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  • Wed, April 26th 1:15PM - 3:00PM Enzian

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  • Directed by: Amanda Bailly
  • USA/Lebanon, 2017, 60 minutes
  • In Arabic with English Subtitles
  • World Premiere

Part of Hilton Grand Vacations' Reel Representation Film Series

Would you have the strength to survive a terrifying escape across the Mediterranean Sea in a leaking rubber raft jammed with dozens of panicking strangers? With your two young children? First-time filmmaker Amanda Bailly provides an intimate view of this and many other chapters in the perilous journey of Syrian single-mother Sham—from Syria, to Lebanon, to Greece, and onward—seeking refuge and freedom for her family. Rarely is the welcome carpet rolled out for Sham and the tens of thousands other refugees who are desperate to reach safety in Europe before the continent closes its doors. Stumbling through the darkness on back roads, smashed like human sardines in a crushing border crossing, or finding an uncertain moment of relief in Berlin, you will be Sham’s travelling companion as she and her courageous kids undertake a modern Grapes of Wrath exodus in hope of a better life. Or will they become casualties of nationalism?

Preceded by


Aicha Diop—a West African refugee—hopes that a mother’s love and the power of hope can propel her through insurmountable obstacles, even after losing everything.