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Europe - specifically the Netherlands, once famous for tolerance, and growing ever more intolerant in its anti-immigration and refugee policies...

Into this world come a group few know of: “resettled” refugees, actually invited by the government, - as well as the US born filmmaker, Miles Roston, himself the child of immigrants and refugees from World War II. For a year, he follows the dramatic story of four: Fathi - an Amazigh activist escaping death threats from Gaddafi over the course of the rebellion, Fasil - a journalist from Ethiopia sentenced to life imprisonment for condemning the fraudulent elections of 2005, Li Zhu - a Falun Gong Buddhist sentenced to prison and beatings for demonstrating against the government, and Renuka - a young woman from the tiny kingdom of Bhutan, who is one of 100,000 ethnic Nepalis expelled. As each faces obstacles to integrate in their new country. The Buddhist is settled in a remote traditional Christian village; the Libyan starts his new life in an almost prison-like cell in an asylum centre. As the Foreign and Immigration Ministers lecture them, they struggle to learn the language, and go to everything as Dutch as they can: from Queen’s Day to the Keukenhof flowers, from seeing Vermeer’s paintings to visiting the Anne Frank House, an experience eerily familiar. They are faced with in an increasingly hostile climate in their new home and even confront a right wing anti-immigration voter. The film follows them as they struggle to reunite with their families, and even have children in the Netherlands, they also discover how much their adopted home - and Europe - are economically still supporting the very same regimes they fled, while publicly claiming to stand for human rights.