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Pivot sets air dates for “Salam Neighbor,” “This Is Exile”

The documentaries about refugees fleeing the war in Syria will air during a month-long strand of programming dedicated to themes of social justice that kicks off on January 18. (Pictured: This is Exile)
December 15, 2015

Participant Media-owned cable net Pivot will air two documentaries about refugees fleeing the war in Syria in the New Year.

Living On One Dollar and This is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees (pictured) will air on January 20 and 27, respectively, during the U.S. cable net’s ‘Stand Up For Justice’ month of programming exploring themes of social justice, inequality and political conflict.

Directed by Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, Salam Neighbor follows two American filmmakers as they live among 85,000 refugees in Jordan’s Za’atari camp. Mohab Khattab and Salam Darwaza of 1001 MEDIA also served as producers. Austin Hearst, Bryn Mooser, Jeff Klein, Jonathan Bing, and Michael Lang exec produced. The doc will air on January 18 at 7 p.m. EST.

Meanwhile, This is Exile was produced by Make Productions in partnership with Save the Children, and focuses on children impacted by the civil war. It was directed by Mani Y. Benchelah and will air on January 27 at 7 p.m. EST. Sian Kevill and Sarah McDonald served as executive producers for MAKE Productions. Read realscreen’s interview with Benchelah here.

The network is also planning social impact campaigns around each film.

‘Stand Up For Justice’ month kicks off on January 18 and runs until February 20 – World Day of Social Justice. Programming will also include the docs It Happened Here, A Place at the Table and The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Schwartz and scripted features Crash, Amistad and Hotel Rwanda.

Watch the trailer for Salam Neighbor below:

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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