‘We Are In It’ documentary premieres at Rice Sept. 24


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

‘We Are In It’ documentary premieres at Rice Sept. 24

HOUSTON – (Sept. 22, 2016) – “We Are In It,” a documentary highlighting Houston’s migrant and refugee communities, will premiere at Rice University’s Rice Media Center Sept. 24.


“We Are In It” chronicles the lives of immigrants and refugees in the Greater Houston area.

Directed by Yehuda Sharim, a postdoctoral fellow in Jewish studies at Rice and fellow at the university’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, the documentary chronicles the lives of five immigrants and refugees who came from Burma, Togo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Mexico. Sharim spent two-and-a-half years filming and interviewing more than 50 people all over the Greater Houston area.

In 2015 the United States admitted 68,000 refugees. Harris County receives more refugees than any other county in the U.S. In recent years, the largest groups of new arrivals have come from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Afghanistan and Cuba.

The event is presented by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Jewish Studies Program and Multicultural Community Relations in the Office of Public Affairs.

What: Premiere of the documentary “We Are In It.”

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening at approximately 8:15.

Where: Rice Media Center’s Rice Cinema on the west side of Rice’s campus at Entrance 8 at Stockton Drive and University Boulevard. Media can park nearby in West Lot 1.

Registration for the public is now closed. Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.


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Related materials:

“We Are In It” documentary website: www.weareinitfilm.com.

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.