Playing time: 
7:35
Part One of a three-part series focusing on setting the context of the war in Syria, the resulting refugee crisis, and to paint a picture of life in Syria before the war.

Part One of this three-part series focuses on setting the context of the war in Syria, the resulting refugee crisis, and to paint a picture of life in Syria before the war. These stories are told through a composite character, "Tareq" and his family, whose experiences were gleaned from numerous first-hand accounts of Syrian refugees collected from news articles, videos, and from interviews conducted by our actors, Hsain Al-Shihabi ("Tareq") and his mother Helen Ala Rashi ("Mother") with newly arrived Syrians.