Friends of Refugees

A U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Watchdog Group

Nickel City Smiler documentary showing in Buffalo November 4th-6th

Posted by Christopher Coen on September 29, 2011

The pro-refugee documentary Nickel City Smiler, which refreshingly does not do the usual towing of the line of refugee resettlement contractors, is now set for an early November showing in Buffalo. The documentary film, produced in Buffalo, chronicles the life of a Karen refugee family (from Burma/Myanmar) after they have been resettled to a tough inner-city Buffalo neighborhood. The film documents the refugee family’s hardship and their incredible determination to one day live in peace and ensure a better future for their children.

Local refugee resettlement contractors were involved in having the
documentary removed from a neighborhood film festival last summer.

The film will be shown at:

  • Market ArcadeTheatre, in downtown Buffalo
  • November 4th-6th, at 7pm

Note: The Nickel City Smiler DVD is also available for purchase.

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