FROM REFUGEE TO IMMIGRANT:
A STORY OF THREE KOSOVAR
ALBANIAN AMERICANS

Narrated by Olympia Dukakis, From Refugee to Immigrant is an hour-long production that traces the lives of three refugees from Kosova who arrived at Fort Dix, New Jersey in May 1999 following the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia to stop the ethnic cleansing of the Albanians. With footage captured in the US and on three trips to Kosova, including one immediately after the war when the three young men returned home to discover what fate had befallen their loved ones, the documentary examines the process of assimilation into American society in the aftermath of a national atrocity. 2003