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From Baghdad to The Bay is a documentary that follows the journey of an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the US military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S. and ostracized from his family and country, Ghazwan Alsharif struggles to rebuild his life in the United States while coming out as an openly gay man.

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Mill Valley Film Festival!

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We are very excited to share that From Baghdad to The Bay is an Official Selection at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival!

 
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Set yourself a reminder, as tickets go on sale Saturday and may go fast!

We are honored to have been selected, along with six other powerful films, for Mill Valley's Active Cinema Initiative. Join us and four of our incredible community partners who will be co-presenting and sharing about the extremely important work they are doing.

Saturday, 10/13, 2pm in Mill Valley 
Co-presented by Human Rights Watch and LGBT Asylum Project.

Sunday, 10/14, 2:15pm in San Rafael 
Co-presented by International Rescue Committee and Horizons Foundation

*Much of the crew and Ghazwan will be attending one or both of the screenings!

In our last newsletter, I requested that you join me in taking just a 2 minutes of your time to help save lives. At the end of this email are 3 very simple automated actions that, if you take them, will have an impact on our administration's decision to help or deny hundreds of thousands of refugees in need.

With just two weeks left before decisions are made, please consider taking a few minutes of your time to act. For those of you who already took action, thank you! Consider sharing these actions with your friends, family and colleagues.

Thank you and see you at a theater soon!

Sincerely, 
Erin Palmquist at The From Baghdad to The Bay Team