"But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.” - John Quincy Adams
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Monsters to Destroy

is a multimedia presentation by filmmaker and comedian Ben Tumin discussing refugee resettlement in the United States.

Mixing information about the refugee crisis with clips from interviews conducted with Scott Cooper, a retired marine working in human rights advocacy, and five young Syrians living in Germany, Ben takes a different look at the impact of refugee resettlement, particularly from the perspective of national security. Through anecdotes about his grandfather — himself once a refugee — Ben weaves in his connection to the cause and pieces together what he has learned about himself, his country, and the questions that remain.

Reviews from leading refugee advocacy organizations in Washington D.C. and New York are positive, saying that the content is moving and informative, the humor "works surprisingly well," and overall the performance is a worthwhile, unique experience for anyone passionate about human rights.

Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
— John Quincy Adams

Next Presentation

@ Fordham College

Bronx, NY
February 28, 2018


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