Still Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire
In 2009, the Center for the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire produced a 30-minute documentary, Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire, that featured the lives of five refugees who were re-settled in New Hampshire. They told their personal stories of war, persecution, refugee camps, and starting again in New Hampshire. Umija and Rasim Gusinac, Udai Baskota, Zahara Mahitula, and Munaf Mahmood come from different countries and backgrounds, but they are part of New Hampshire's ongoing demographic narrative.
This program will revisit the narrative from the film as we learn where these individuals’ journeys have taken them, particularly their continued search to establish a home and develop a sense of belonging in our state.
Rashida Eltag Mohamed, Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate, Manchester Police Department
Anzura Gakwaya, Community Building Specialist, NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire
Fisto Ndayishimiye, Lead Organizer, Change for Concord
Grace Kindeke, Program Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee NH