Finding the Path to Healing – Resources for New Refugees in Santa Clara County

(Afghanistan version in English)

Santa Clara County Mental Health Department, 14 Minutes

Refugees have it hard. Not only do they have to start a new life in an unfamiliar country, but they have to deal with the trauma they often suffered as they left their homeland. To help heal the emotional scars, The Santa Clara County Mental Health Department offers many services. The challenge is to get the word of what’s available to the many very different communities of newly re-settled refugees.

eIMAGE – together with LifePrints Video – produced a series of nine videos in nine different languages. Each video actually had two versions, in English and in the language of that country:

  • Afghanistan in English and Dari
  • Burma in English and Burmese
  • China in English and Cantonese
  • Eritrea in English and Tigrinya
  • Ethiopia in English and Amharic
  • India in English and Punjabi
  • Iran in English and Farsi
  • Iraq in English and Arabic
  • Vietnam in English and Vietnamese

It was a fun challenge to deal with not only the spoken languages during the many interviews, but also the written forms, most of which did not use anything resembling the Latin alphabet.

The finished product was a set of DVDs with interactive menus. We even designed the jacket covers!

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