Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience - a Documentary Film

photo of children from Jordan

Please RSVP here for free to view the film, and then join our live discussion on June 18 at 5:30 PST / 8:30 EST. You can watch the film before the Q&A from the comfort of your own home. It will be available for viewing between June 14 and June 20.

In time for World Refugee Day: join us to view a new 36-minute documentary film, Terror and Hope, The Science of Resilience, by Portland filmmaker Ron Bourke. Terror and Hope offers a singular view into the impact of war on children. Drawing from the pioneering work of an international team of scientists led by Yale University working closely with Mercy Corps' team in Jordan, the film reveals how trauma affects the brains of youth and the critical work taking place to help point them towards a brighter future. If there’s hope for refugee children and youth, it’s due in large part to those putting science to work for the oppressed and vulnerable.

Mercy Corps team members will join the filmmaker and Catherine Panter-Brick, professor of Anthropology at Yale featured in Terror & Hope, for a virtual post-screening Q&A.

Terror and Hope is funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.  

Terror & Hope Promo Poster


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Eventive [Virtual]