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Sky and Ground

  • Fenimore Art Museum 5798 State Highway 80 Cooperstown, NY, 13326 United States (map)

Post-screening discussion

with filmmakers Talya Tibbon and Josh Bennett

Co-directors Talya Tibbon and Joshua Bennett in person
Viewers of Sky and Ground feel embedded with the determined Nabi clan—an extended family of Syrian-Kurds—fleeing their home in Aleppo in search of freedom and a new life. The film follows the Nabis for three months as they self-document their journey on multiple family cell phones, making their way from Syria to the Idomeni refugee camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, through Serbia, Hungary, and Austria, and then onward to Berlin, their final goal, where they hope to seek asylum and reunite with other family members. The filmmakers, Talya Tibbon and Joshua Bennett, are right there as the Nabis weather countless setbacks and heartbreaking losses, providing a startlingly intimate view of one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time. (Talya Tibbon and Joshua Bennett, 2017, 86 minutes)