The Oscar goes to … ‘Strangers No More’ for the Best Documentary Short Subject – a film about a very special school in Tel Aviv, a school that gathers children from 48 countries whose parents are foreign workers in Israel.

(video source Israel)

From the official site of the film – http://www.strangersnomoremovie.com/

In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from forty-eight different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at Bialik-Rogozin School fleeing poverty, political adversity and even genocide. Here, no child is a stranger.

Strangers No More follows several students’ struggle to acclimate to life in a new land while slowly opening up to share their stories of hardship and tragedy.

With tremendous effort and dedication, the school provides the support these children need to recover from their past. Together, the bond between teacher and student, and amongst the students themselves, enables them to create new lives in this exceptional community.

The Wikipedia page of the film is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strangers_No_More_%28film%29