Refugee References

Refugee Mental Health Films and Video Clips


1. My Small Land Original title: Mai Sumoru Rando 

 (2022) 1 hour 54 minutes     Available on Prime Video 

A Kurdish family is trying to navigate their lives in Japan while facing the difficulties of getting their visa approved and seeking refuge in a foreign country.

Review: “My Small Land” Offers an Intimate Look at Kurdish Refugees in Japan By Jianne Soriano, 20 Nov 22

2. A Day in the Life of Kurdish Refugee Boy (4 minutes) (Voice of America) 

3. CineKurd – Missile -  Mardi (15 minutes) (2017) by Renas Miran - Drama, War


4.  Movie: Salute to Peshmarga  by Ahmad Rambo – War, Drama


5. Turtles Can Fly (2004) 11-minute Explanation

Full film is available on YouTube with membership 


From the Associated Press Archives 

(4 minutes)

September 19, 1996



Refugee Mental Health Academic Studies   

Böge K, Hahn E, Strasser J, Schweininger S, Bajbouj M, Karnouk C. Psychotherapy in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI): Preferences and expectations of the Kurdish host community, internally displaced- and Syrian refugee communityInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2022;68(2):346-353. doi:10.1177/0020764021995219

Branam LS, Yigit I, Haji S, Clark J, Perkins JM. Kurdish Refugee Beliefs about Mental Health and Help-Seeking: A Community-Engaged Research Study in Tennessee. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023; 20(2):1224.

Hollifield M, Warner TD, Krakow B, Westermeyer J. Mental Health Effects of Stress over the Life Span of Refugees. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2018; 7(2):25.

Modesti C, Talamo A. Defining Adjustment to Address the Missing Link between Refugees and Their Resettlement Communities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(18):9902.



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