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Inside the Swedish Wild-West Theme Park That's Housing Refugees

Apr 14, 2016 | 786 videos
Video by MEL Films

Tucked away in the southern forests of Sweden is a Western-style amusement park that has turned into an off-season refugee camp. High Chaparral, a short documentary by MEL Films, explores the unlikely story of how this Swedish space for American adventure became home to 500 refugees, most of them from Syria. “I left Syria because of the ongoing war,” says Mahmoud Bitar. “We chose to come to Europe because it was the only place that was ready to help Syrian refugees.” To see more work from MEL, visit their website and Vimeo page.

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