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Garden City's Diversity Blooms In New Film


A film about Garden City’s diversity will be aired at a free, public screening this week. 

The film  STRANGERS IN TOWN will premiere at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Garden City High School.

According to its website, Strangers In Town The film tells the story of how global migration unexpectedly transformed and enriched Garden City, Kansas. 

Immigration brought great challenges to the community, including demands for housing, social services, education, and infrastructure.

For the current students at Garden City High School, the town’s remarkable diversity is all they’ve ever known. 

The film's crew - Directors Steve Lerner and Reuben Aaronson and Technical and Photography Director Jim Jewell - have been working on the 33-minute documentary for the past year.

STRANGERS IN TOWN gives new meaning to the city’s motto: “the world grows here,” and provides an inspiring view of human possibility in the face of change.

A film by DeRussey Films and NGO Films