Shout! Studios and Katie Couric Media have announced the March 24 release of Refuge, a documentary feature produced and directed by award-winning filmmakers Erin Bernhardt and Din Blankenship.
The film, about two unlikely friends (a former Klansman and a Syrian Kurd), will be available for digital rental or purchase on platforms such as Prime Video, Redbox On Demand and Vudu.
Refuge follows the story of KKK leader Chris, who started hating Muslims when the planes hit the Twin Towers on 9/11. He is forced to confront this hate when he receives a text from a Muslim refugee named Heval, and ultimately the false promise of hate is revealed.
The film won awards on its festival run, including the Programmers’ Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Virginia Film Festival, the Best Human Spirit Award at the Breckenridge Film Festival, the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature from the Vero Beach Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature from the Hill Country Film Festival, and more.