THE GUT (working title)

In a small blue-collar city in Vermont, Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras and a passionate group of volunteers lead the fight to resettle Syrian refugees in their town. The Rutland community sharply divides into those who embrace resettlement as an engine for economic growth and new diversity for a white and graying town, and those who fear majority-Muslim newcomers will seed terrorism and drain social services. Closely following Chris and an evolving ensemble of intersecting characters over two years, THE GUT (working title) explores what happens what changes – and what doesn’t – when small-town America meets the Syrian civil war.

Film Details

Director: Jennifer Taylor

Year Funded

  • 2017