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The Other Side of Hope / Foreign Focus

Nickelodeon Theatre
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Wikstrom is a former traveling salesman in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Khaled is a Syrian refugee who escaped neo-Nazis by stowing away in a cargo ship. After an alleyway altercation in Helsinki, the two form an unlikely friendship and embark on heartbreaking and hilarious journeys. THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE is an uplifting tragic comedy from acclaimed filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki that gives us a fresh and intimate look at the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.

This program is co-presented by the Carolina Peace Resource Center.

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.
Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman