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ABOUT THE FILM

Every summer since 1914, Camp Pathfinder, a summer camp located on a small island in the wilderness of Canada’s Algonquin Park, invites a community of boys and young men from all across Canada and the United States to spend a few weeks in the backcountry learning how to camp, hike, canoe and fish. Two years ago Camp Director Mike Sladden, heartbroken by the tragic images from the growing global refugee crisis but inspired by Canada’s growing intake of asylum seekers, had an idea. What if he could find a way to bring a group of displaced boys from war-torn Syria and Iraq, who recently settled in Canada, to spend the summer at Pathfinder? If the camp experience could have such a profound effect on generations of boys already, imagine what it would be like for these refugee boys. 

Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, in collaboration with NowThis, NEW HOMELAND offers a unique and intimate perspective into the experience of building a new home after fleeing the traumas of war.

 

 

BARBARA

KOPPLE

Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award winning and eight-time Emmy nominated filmmaker. A director and producer of narrative films, documentaries and commercial spots, she most recently completed the documentary, New Homeland, documenting a group of refugee children from Syria and Iraq who experience a summer camp in the Canadian wilderness. Recently, Kopple directed and produced A Murder In Mansfield. The film examines the after effects of a murder trial in the 1990’s where a son testified against his father for the murder of his mother, and premiered at the 2017 DOC NYC Film Festival. Kopple produced and directed This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, which chronicles the life and family of Internet sensation Gigi Gorgeous, and had its premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Miss Sharon Jones!, premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was the opening night film at DOC NYC. It follows the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy-nominated R&B band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings during the most challenging year of her life and received a 2017 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary. Other recent projects include: Shelter, about homeless vets; Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, examines America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine; Running from Crazy, premiered at Sundance in 2013 and received a 2014 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special; Fight To Live, exposes the roadblocks imposed by the current FDA approvals process; A Force of Nature, celebrates the life and work of journalist and philanthropist Ellen Ratner; Gun Fight, explores the place of guns in US culture; The House of Steinbrenner, part of ESPN’s Emmy nominated “30 for 30” series, received a 2010 Peabody Award as well as the International Documentary Association Award for Best Continuing Series; The Emmy-nominated, Woodstock: Now and Then, looks back at the legacy of the historic music festival, 40 years later. Well known for her work on US labor issues, Barbara directed Steamfitters Local Union 638 in 2007 for HBO’s acclaimed Addiction Series.  The New York Times likened this short documentary to “crisp tonic with lime.”  This program was awarded the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award.

 

CONTACT

To inquire about film distribution please contact the follow

NowThis

Cabin Creek

 

Directed By BARBARA KOPPLE

Produced By BARBARA KOPPLE, p.g.a. DAVID CASSIDY,  p.g.a. ERIC FORMAN, p.g.a.

Edited By ROB KUHNS

Cinematography By ASAD FARUQI GARY GRIFFIN

Music By DAVID AMRAM

Co-Editor AMINA MEGALLI

Sound By DANIEL BROOKS, MICHAEL JONES

Associate Producers CHRISTY LAMBERJACK, MICHELLE PURPURA

Line Producer MAUREEN DOUGHERTY

Post Production Supervisor & Assistant Editor MICHELLE PURPURA, MICHAEL KOSCIESZA

Drone Cinematographer DR. JOHN HERMAN

Time-lapse Photography GILL STANLEY

Additional GoPro OREN KARP

Production Assistants DAVID HENRY, KIANA MACCLELLAN, KATY RAND

Translators ZIAD ABDEL-AAL, BASSAM ABU RAYESH, NADA HARIDY, ALI JUHDI, AMINA MEGALLI, FARIDA ZAHRAN

Legal STEVEN SCHECHTER

Interns HANNES HOSP, RUBY ZATZ

Canoe Guide JENNY COUTRO

Post Production Services EAST COAST DIGITAL

Online Editor DAVID GAUFF

Colorist BILL STOKES

Audio Post Production Facility SANDBLAST

Re-Recoding Mixer MATT GUNDY

Sound Editor DEBORAH WALLACH

Recording Studio JOHN KILGORE SOUND AND RECORDING

Musicians DAVID AMRAM, GENE BERTONCINI, BARBARA OLDHAM, PAUL WON JIN CHO, MATTHEW SULLIVAN, GILBERT DEJEAN,

KEVIN TWIGG, VICTOR JURUSZ, DAVID WECHSLER

David Amram Represented By YEAGER PRODUCTIONS, INC.

All Music Published By C.F. PETERS CORPORATION, BMI

Additional Music By OOVRA MUSIC

Archival Sources ASSOCIATED PRESS, ARTURAS GOLOBURDO, CARSTEN STORMER, FRAMEPOOL, SALAM MOUSA HAMAD, ICEDALION/POND5, SCREENOCEAN/REUTERS, SMALLCREATIVE/POND5, FRASERHOWARD/POND5

Insurance REIFF & ASSOCIATES, LLC.

Special Thanks To THE FAMILIES OF PATHFINDER CAMPERS, MIKE SLADDEN, ESTHER CASSIDY, GLENN ARTHURS, CYNTHIA KANE, TINA, ASEFFA, MORGAN PILGRIM, NATALIE BARNETT, MATT HEBITON

For NowThis

Executive Producers TINA EXARHOS, ATHAN STEPHANOPOULOS

Producers SARAH FRANK, JESSICA BOROVAY