Lessons in Seeing

Lessons in Seeing

When the elderly math teacher, Sibhatleab, ventures alone from a refugee camp in Ethiopia, he finds himself at the bottom rung of the social ladder in a vast, faceless Texan metropolis in the summer before a contentious election amid growing anti-refugee rhetoric. The prospects are daunting, as he still copes with his unthinkable twenty-five-year history of imprisonment and torture. In his new home, he finds hope at Salem Market, a tiny store that caters to Houston's refugee community. The film tells his story of disillusionment and resilience, questioning our understanding of the immigrant experience in contemporary America.

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Running Time
1 hours 38 minutes
Yehuda Sharim
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Lessons in Seeing» (16)

Martha G. avatar
Martha G.

This is the best looking version of the theatrical release. You also get the standard blu-ray with 3 different versions of the film. You can’t go wrong with this package in my opinion.

Richard G. avatar
Richard G.

A simple movie done really, really well.

Craig H. avatar
Craig H.

Overall a great movie. Plenty of people have left reviews of this movie, so there’s not much else to say about it.

Barbara avatar

One of my new favorite films.

Justin Crawford avatar
Justin Crawford

When you are using real actors and not "reheated" stars alongside silly semi-amateurs, plus a script that does not self plagiarize, any movie can only be good and very good!

Amy Roberts avatar
Amy Roberts

I enjoyed this movie. So did my husband, cause he didnt fell asleep through the movie

Larry Powell avatar
Larry Powell

One of the most impressive movies I've ever seen. My expectations had been exceeded.

David Murphy avatar
David Murphy

Can't wait to watch the film again to digest it better. Would lose if watched on DVD, without any doubt a film to be enjoyed on the big screen!