dreams of refuge

This project gives a voice to the next generation by exploring the dreams of children that arrived in the Washington DC metro area as refugees.
The story of each family may be different but the children share similar hopes of a future where they can be whatever they want to be.
Balar, four years old from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, wants to be a cheetah when she grows up. Lara, four years old from Syria, simply wants to be five to finally start school.
The intent is to realize that children are children and that their place of birth is not the only thing defining them. Look the kids in the eyes, connect with them through a smile and find our common humanity. Within the children’s eyes, you will find your own inner child. Take a moment to reflect and listen:
Have you become what you dreamed to be?