Film Premiere for Syrian Refugee Documentary Dec. 3

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BRAMPTON, ON. – November 24, 2015 – Trapped in transition, millions of refugees remain stranded and alone, fleeing from violent conflict overwhelming the Middle East. The plight of these families is the focus of the upcoming documentary, Trapped in Transition, presented by Partners International Canada (PI Canada) and shares the stories of national workers serving on the front lines of the Syrian refugee crisis. A trailer has been released promoting a special screening of the short film on December 3rd at Crosslands Church (formerly Famous Players Theatres) in Newmarket, ON at 7:30pm. The premiere will feature a live panel discussion with the film director, Robert Mentov and PI Canada president, Kevin McKay, among others.

“The film shows a critical part of the refugee conversation that is being missed,” says McKay. “While the focus is on bringing refugees into Canada, the harsh reality is that millions of people have already been trapped in this situation for years. 25,000 people is less than a percent of the displaced families in the countries surrounding Syria. For the people who remain their future is uncertain. Many of them have lost hope. The efforts of PI Canada sponsored national workers is crucial to ensuring that families have a safe environment. They work daily with people building personal relationships that help to restore their dignity.”

Media are invited to attend and can reserve their place by emailing PI Canada communications coordinator, Luke McKee. For more information on the screening visit

Partners International is a Christian ministry focused on equipping and empowering locally led Christian leaders that specialize in holistic development since 1963. These leaders have the advantage of grassroots knowledge that enables them to overcome the cultural barriers often difficult to overcome by outsiders.

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Luke McKee
Communications Coordinator
Partners International Canada

Trapped in Transition – Official Trailer (HD)
from Partners International Canada on Vimeo.