Directors’ Cut of Refugees Will Air January 7 on Nine PBS

Nine Network Documentary Explores Plight of Immigrants in St. Louis Who Were

Forced to Leave Their Native Countries

St. Louis, MOJanuary 3, 2013Homeland: Refugees, the directors’ cut of the Nine Network documentary Refugees, first shown at the St. Louis International Film Festival 2012,  will be broadcast on Nine PBS Monday, January 7 at 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 9 at 3:00 a.m.

Homeland: Refugees is an observational documentary, told without narration, which takes viewers to the heart of America’s humanitarian position as a refuge for those fleeing violence, disaster, war and persecution around the world. The stories illustrate the forces and factors that can lead refugees to a life of stability and success, or isolation, welfare and homelessness. Taped wholly in St. Louis, Homeland: Refugees follows the experiences of men, women and children from different parts of the world who have escaped violence in their own countries and are now challenged by trying to start new lives in America.

Homeland: Refugees was produced by Anne-Marie Berger, produced and written by Jim Kirchherr and edited by Frank Popper.

Homeland: Refugees was produced by the Nine Network of Public Media. The broadcast version aired as part of Homeland: Immigration in America, a series broadcast nationally in July by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The series presented contemporary stories of immigrants and those who confront them, help them, employ them and craft legislation that affects them.

Production support for Homeland: Immigration in America was provided by the Missouri Film Commission through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. More information about the series can be found at pbs.org/homeland.

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world, including the Nine Center for Public Engagement, Nine Academy, nineNet.org, explorehomeland.org, beyondnovember.org and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

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