Harrison Heroes - Mira Hamour
In a polarized and divided world, we’re taking a time out to recognize some of our favorite people and share their impact on our community. Every day until the new year, we will highlight one citizen from in or around Harrison, NJ that deserves some recognition.
Harrison resident, Mira Hamour, is thinking outside city borders and overseas to Syria. Mira directed, produced, and edited the short documentary Syria’s Tent Cities, a film examining the lives of Syrian refugees on both sides of the globe, as they try to build a better life through good education. The highly acclaimed documentary was screened around the world and received accolades like Best Documentary Short from the Studio City Film Festival and London Independent Film Awards.
Mira is a Harrison Hero for increasing awareness and compassion to the plight of refugees around the world. Though Syria’s Tent Cities isn’t available to stream (yet!) you can watch the trailer, learn more about the film and the associated causes on Mira’s website.