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The film’s mission is to break down prejudices and stereotypes towards refugee and immigrant populations.

By sharing their experiences, it sheds light on the hardships they've faced as well as their personal and family values.


Rust Belt New Americans is a documentary film based on a photo exhibition by Maitham Basha-Agha. Maitham, a refugee himself, shares his story while helping others tell theirs. We hope to remind humanity how to be compassionate and educate those who may not have a personal connection to the refugee crisis.

We want to expand our mission to other cities. To learn more, contribute to our cause, or schedule a screening contact us.