How could you make a culture empathic about another, one that is so far away, one that has nothing yet everything in common? We live in an era of global climate change driving migration and displacement of whole populations where money and power trumps moral and ethics. “The New Normal” is the first episode of a documentary series “In my Neighbor’s Garden”and its goal is to contextualize the current global refugee crisis through the lives of individuals living in refugee camps around the world. With intimacy and compassion, the camera will depict their day-to-day lives and record their lived experiences, while each episode also explores the regional and global conflicts that initiated their stories of migration.