In 2012, fifteen young immigrant and refugee students shared stories of their experiences coming to the United States of America for the first time. Filled with struggle, joy, longing, and hope, this collection of short videos remind us that there are many surprises on the road to a new beginning.

Watch the trailer above, and click here to watch the full 45-minute video.

Directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn
Produced by Sonya Tomlinson
Starring the 2012 Young Writers & Leaders from The Telling Room
2012, 45m

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.