Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Video for Learning about Refugees from Burma



The video features interviews with refugees from Burma, talking about their challenges and accomplishments dealing with learning English, employment, housing and community, rights and responsibilities, and the long process of resettlement. 


Reflection Questions: Learning About Refugees from Burma

1. What experiences from the video stood out to you? What experiences are similar to your own?

2. What were some of the key messages in the video? Why do you think these are key messages for refugees from Burma coming to the U.S.?

3. How are the refugees in the video learning English?

4. A refugee-owned store was featured in the video. Are there similar stores in your community? Why are stores such as this important to the refugee and immigrant populations in your community?

5. What were some of the reasons the refugees in the video gave for coming to the United States? 

Apartment building where refugees live in Kuala Lumpur

Apartment building where refugees live in Kuala Lumpur

Refugees sitting on front porch in Mae La Camp

Refugees sitting on front porch in Mae La Camp

Refugees carry materials for home repair

Refugees carry materials for home repair, Thailand


See related materials below, including the video script and questions for consideration, in English and seven additional translations.