Economist Films travels to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which hosts 80,000 people who’ve fled the Syrian War. Within the camp walls, the documentarians find something remarkable: a thriving entrepreneurial community. Zaatari’s 3,000 informal shops and businesses generate millions of dollars every month – proof that refugees are a tremendous, often untapped resource. getAbstract recommends this short, inspiring film to business professionals, human-rights activists and policy makers.
In this summary, you will learn
- How entrepreneurism is thriving in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, and
- Why governments and policy makers should empower long-term refugees to work.
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Economist Films produces documentaries that investigate economic, social and political issues.