The Global Village Project

The Global Village ProjectOVERVIEW

Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Running Time: 60mins
Medium: HDV
Rights: All Rights Available

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Director: David Rey & Ella Jane New
Producer: Discover Hill Productions
Editor: David Rey
Cast: Narrated by Matthew Lillard
Distributor: John Mclain Media
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company


"It will bring a positive and brilliant glimmer of hope for these girls" – Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Brilliantly highlights the issues related to education and the refugee population in America" – Atlanta Voice

"This documentary represents something of a victory" - Atlanta Magazine


The global refugee crisis has reached vast proportions, with over 9 million refugees worldwide. There are 70,000 refugees legally relocated to the United States every year in hope for a better future, 40,000 of these refugees are children. The families have relocated from some of the worlds worst humanitarian disasters such as Somalia, Sudan, Thailand, Burma, Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Kenya. They arrive in America after having fled war and surviving in refugee camps facing starvation, sickness, and no education for the children.

The reality of new life in America is often a hard and complicated transition due to lack of education and change of culture. In Decatur GA thirty refugee girls have the opportunity to attend the Global Village School, a small nonprofit organization which ‘...provides adolescent survivors of war, whose formal education has been significantly interrupted by war and prolonged stays in
refugee camps, with the enhanced educational and social services they need to become fully participating citizens in the democratic process of the United States’. The school opened in August 2009 and currently provides a unique
education for the girls.

Narrated by Matthew Lillard and told through the eyes of the girls. Join them on a journey of survival, friendship and hope for an education, for a promising future in reaching their dreams. The Global Village girls are a strong voice for the thousands of children who don't yet have a Global Village School of their own.