WNY Refugee Film Festival

Renga for the West

Renga for the west


Renga for the WesT

Renga for the West is a beautiful, moving, and heartfelt series of self-directed refugee short films, augmented with observational footage shot by the production team from their own perspectives as native-born Montanans. In 2016, Montana began resettling refugees for the first time in a century, many from the Democratic Republic of Congo. These are their stories, as told by them, through their voices and through their eyes. The New Neighbors Team is a collaboration between resettled refugee families and local filmmakers in Missoula, Montana. The music and films created were participant-driven and made possible with editing, recording, and translation assistance from Renga Media. Renga for the West is based on the idea of a "renga," a community-authored poem, and is being partnered with an encore screening of Refugees of Shangri-La, to make for a very special double feature night at the movies for our supporters!


Official Site: https://newneighborsmedia.org/

Directors: The New Neighbors Project

Running Time: 40 min.

Languages: English, Swahili

Subtitles: English

Country: USA

Production/Distribution Company: The New Neighbors Project