“The Story of US”
Part of The Visionaries, a PBS-TV documentary series
CLINIC affiliates in Salt Lake City were featured in a documentary made for The Visionaries, an award-winning PBS-TV series.
"The Story of Us” features Aden Batar, a Muslim from Somalia who became an American citizen after being granted asylum in the United States. Now, he works as the Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Director at Catholic Community Services of Utah in Salt Lake City. The show also highlighted the work of Holy Cross Ministries, particularly their services to victims of domestic abuse. In what may seem like an unlikely place for “outsiders” to make a home, Salt Lake City residents are creating a community where everybody is welcome.
The documentary can play an important role in being a positive voice on immigration, which is so vital these days.
Viewing the Documentary
It may be broadcast at any time. You can find a list of currently scheduled air dates for episodes in The Visionaries series here. “The Story of US” is part of Season 21.
The producers of the documentary, Visionaries, are also working with us to develop means for local organizations and Catholic media outlets to use the show for advocacy and promotional efforts. Please consider contacting your local affiliate and encouraging them to air this uplifting look at the work done with refugees and victims of human trafficking. Find contact information for your local PBS affiliate here: http://www.stationindex.com/tv/by-net/pbs
If you need further information or wish to preview the episode, please fill out the form on this page.
Coming soon: A toolkit for how use this program at an event for a parish or community organization.