Made by the Church World Service and the great filmmaker Julien Bryan, DAYBREAK shows the refugee crisis that gripped Central Europe in the aftermath of WWII. The film follows a single refugee named Roland Venner who is searching for his mother in Linz, Austria. Roland, who had been a divinity student in the pre-war era but ended up in a Russian prisoner camp, now lives as a man without a country. The film shows Roland's story while containing as a backdrop war-torn Austria. As a Church World Service film, the storyline involves the role of the religious community in reuniting displaced families, and rebuilding their lives through charity, faith, and human kindness. The film includes footage of displaced persons living in abandoned buildings and factories, and in shanty towns. At the time it was made 10 million people were considered displaced in Europe.
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