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

Monsters to Destroy is a talkumentary by comedian, writer, and producer Ben Tumin. Based on the humorous talk that he toured around the country, Ben examines the real security impact of refugees, while connecting the findings to his family history.

Hilarious, informative, and evenhanded. An unexpectedly brilliant cross between John Oliver and a Ted Talk.
— Lt Col Scott Cooper, USMC (Ret.) Candidate for Congress, NC-02

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More about the film

M2D is based on the humorous multimedia talk that Ben produced, examining refugee resettlement in the United States. Weaving history, stats, personal narrative, and documentary-style interviews, Ben argues for expanded refugee resettlement on national security grounds.

Through a series of humanizing—and often humorous—interviews, he introduces the audience to five young Syrian refugees living in Germany, as well as a retired marine working in human rights advocacy. Their struggles, hopes, and passionate advocacy come into even sharper focus as Ben recounts the story of his grandfather, a German-Jewish refugee who fled the Nazis just prior to World War II.

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