POV: Dalya's Other Country/4.1 Miles

About This Episode


A series of three films on the Syrian war and the ongoing global refugee crisis:

Dalya's Other Country tells the nuanced story of members of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict who are remaking themselves after the parents separate. Effervescent teen Dalya goes to Catholic high school and her mother, Rudayna, enrolls in college as they both walk the line between their Muslim values and the new world in which they find themselves.

In 4.1 Miles, Daphne Matziaraki follows a day in the life of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek coast guard who is caught in the middle of the refugee crisis in which Europe is embroiled. Despite limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save thousands of migrants from drowning in the Aegean Sea.


In From Damascus to Chicago, two young Syrian siblings recently resettled in Chicago enroll in a dance class as their family navigates a new city and country.