John Lippman, Arthur Rasco
Country of Origin
A desperately ill child sets out for medical treatment. A Coast Guard team keeps watch overnight. An Iraqi becomes an American. Meet them all in a single Day…in the Life of Refugees.
Greta Van Susteren narrates as Voice of America deploys more than 75 news teams in 32 countries to chronicle how forced displacement affects the rich and the poor, newcomers and their hosts, those in flight, and those out to stop them.
More than two years in the making, this feature-length documentary film debuted on World Refugee Day — June 20, 2021.
Director Biography – John Lippman, Arthur Rasco
John Lippman is Voice of America’s Acting Director for Programming, guiding the activities of VOA’s 47 different language newsrooms providing news and information to VOA’s global audience. At USAGM/BBG since 2009, Lippman has also served as Acting Director of USAGM’s Office of Performance Review, in charge of the internal program critiquing and coaching functions of U.S. international broadcasting; as interim General Manager of Radio/TV Marti, and as VOA’s Deputy Director for Programming. Before entering government, Lippman was senior vice president for news and operations at Univision television, the U.S. Spanish language media company, and worked as a news executive for television stations in Los Angeles, California, and Seattle, Washington. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he majored in history and urban studies