To Des Moines from Damascus

Time’s “The Syrians Next Door” is a mini-doc that’s more than worth your time. Watch red-state Iowans — some self-described Trump voters — open their hearts and minds to the Tameem family of Syrian refugees. Some do it cautiously, others with gusto. All should remind you of the capacity for change and understanding that exists in every one of us.

And tell me that your heart doesn’t ache for Hala, who loves her neighbors, her American classmates, and her studies. “I used to dream very frightening things about Syria. Now I dream about school,” she says.



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