Iowa has a long history of welcoming refugees in our community. In recognition of World Refugee Day, which raises awareness for the state of refugees and celebrates their strength and resilience, the Refugee Center of Iowa and the Des Moines Art Center will be screening the animated documentary FLEE. Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, FLEE tells the poignant story of Nawabi, a young boy forced to leave his home in Afghanistan and forge a new life in Denmark filled with uncertainty and secrets from his past.
World Refugee Day holds an especially solemn place of significance this year as we stand in solidarity with Ukraine.
Reservations are not required for this event. Come early and tour the museum galleries. Galleries close at 7 pm.