Feature Film

Seeds of Hope – Feature Film

Seeds of Hope explores how schools welcome and educate immigrant and refugee families as they start their lives over in America. Follow Nebraska’s newcomer students: the inconceivable trauma and tribulations of their past, the perseverance to succeed in the present, and their hopes for a brighter future through quality education.


Local Filmmakers Showcase

2017 Film Streams Selection

Interesting Facts

Since 2000, Nebraska's public schools have seen a 113 percent increase in English Language Learner (ELL) students. Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Nebraska led the nation in resettling the most refugees per capita in 2016. Source: U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center and the U.S. Census Bureau

The 28-episode For A Better Life Mini-Series explains the basics of what it means to be an immigrant or refugee student in Nebraska. (Available Now).

How to Take Action

Host a screening

This film is free and available to screen in schools, churches, community meetings and so much more. Learn how you can bring others together around this important topic.

Screening How-To Guide

Get Involved

From donating clothes and other household items to newcomer families to volunteering at a resettlement agencies, there are ways to support students in our schools.

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