This video is by volunteers, for volunteers, and about volunteers. We were planning to have Jason and his refugee friend tell the story of their friendship together. We thought that he had agreed to this.
It turns out that we still had a lot to learn about the story of our refugee friend. We learned that in his country of origin, for no other reason than his persona, religious and political beliefs, he had been arrested and even tortured. Our friend expressed real fear of being found by those who had hurt him. At his request, we decided not to disclose the refugee’s name, image, voice, or country of origin.
Thanks to Ryan Wilson for making this great video, Thanks to Josh Mervin for creating the music.