Posted to Religious Diversity News on June 28, 2017
For Rudayna Aksh, the decision to bring her 13-year-old daughter, Dalya Zeno, from Aleppo to Los Angeles was made for her.
“We were sleeping one night,” Aksh remembers. “We heard, like, a big bomb around our house.” The Syrian war had begun and young girls were being kidnapped.
“The war didn’t leave any choice for me,” she continues. “I had to come here with my daughter.”
Those are the first words of “Dalya’s Other Country,” a new film by Julia Meltzer that premieres Monday night (June 26) on the PBS program “POV.” The film is one of four “POV” will broadcast with a focus on Syria and Syrian refugees.