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SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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PODCAST: AMANDA BAILLY - "8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS" WITH SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY

The Altamont Enterprise

8 Borders, 8 Days Director Amanda Bailly speaks with the Altamont Enterprise about the film and its intimate approach to capturing the refugee crisis.

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DOCUMENTARY ON SYRIAN REFUGEES DRAWS A LARGE CROWD IN RUTLAND

Kymelya Sari, Seven Days Vermont

On World Refugee Day 2017, we hosted an event in Rutland, VT – a town that has been called “ground zero” of the refugee resettlement debate in the US. Several families are expected to be resettled in Rutland in the months following the event.

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EX-RUTLAND MAYOR HIGHLIGHTS ‘TRUE FACES’ OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT

Alan J. Keays, VT Digger

“”For a full year I was the face of refugee resettlement here in the city of Rutland. I was proud to be that face,” Louras told a crowd of more than 400 people Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland for an event marking World Refugee Day.”

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REFUGEE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING WITH MIDTOWN UTICA COMMUNITY CENTER

Rachel Murphy, CBS News 2

“Film director Amanda Bailly will screen her documentary “8 Borders, 8 Days” at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica… and hold a discussion with representatives from the Midtown Utica Community Center, along with local refugees and immigrants.”

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GUILDERLAND FILMMAKER RETURNS TO SHOW FILM ABOUT RISKS REFUGEES FACE

Elizabeth Floyd Mair, The Altamont Enterprise

For the showing at the [Guilderland Public Library], Bailly was joined by… Sana Mustafa, 25, from Syria. Mustafa said, before the showing, “When we flee, it doesn’t end. When we flee, it starts.”

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TYING THE REFUGEE CRISIS TO TOMPKINS COUNTY

Isabella Grullon-Paz, Ithaca.com

“Through her documentary, “8, Borders, 8 Days,” Bailey created a space to humanize the Syrian refugee crisis as well as spark conversations about what communities like Ithaca can do amidst the resettlement of refugees.”

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REVIEW: THE STRANGER AND SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Sydney Brownstone, The Stranger

“This is a raw, emotional path for a documentary to take, and it’s one everyone should see.”

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8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS AWARDED $50,000 SIFF FILMMAKING GRANT

Nina Cates, SIFF Festivals

“We are committed to producing true stories and both these documentaries touch our hearts. Both my wife and I are children of immigrants and we understand the plight of the immigrant. But we are especially touched by those seeking refuge from violence.”

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FOR SYRIANS, BEING SHUT OUT COMES AT GREAT COST

Amanda Bailly, CNN

“We are committed to producing true stories and both these documentaries touch our hearts. Both my wife and I are children of immigrants and we understand the plight of the immigrant. But we are especially touched by those seeking refuge from violence.”

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VIDEO: AMANDA BAILLY SPEAKS WITH CBS6 NEWS ALBANY, NY

CBS News, WRGB Albany

Amanda Bailly spoke with spoke to CBS6 from Lebanon via Skype. “When we close our doors, it’s primarily women and children that are affected. It’s children dying to be in school and parents that wake up every day trying to figure out how to get their kids in school.”

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GRONDAHL: GUILDERLAND HIGH GRAD FILMS SYRIAN EXODUS

Paul Grondahl, Times Union

Respected journalist Paul Grondahl covers 8 Borders, 8 Days community screenings and discussions in Albany, NY.

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW WITH AL JAZEERA

AJA Lebanon

Amanda spoke with Al Jazeera Arabic about 8 Borders, 8 Days at a film festival in Beirut, Lebanon.

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