Refugees in Film Fest

When:
February 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-02-21T19:00:00-05:00
2017-02-21T21:00:00-05:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Center for European Studies' Migration Program

Refugees in Film

Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Rothman Endowment, the Center for European Studies Migration Program and the Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Refugees in Film lineup
February 21st @ 7pm

Terraferma with Introduction by Esther Romeyn – An Italian drama that captures the development of empathy. A fisherman and his grandson rescue a pregnant woman and her young son from drowning as they make their way to Italy in search of refuge.

March 14th @ 7PM

Fuocommare/Fire at Sea with post-film discussion on Mediterranean refugee politics – A beautiful, cinematic documentary by Gianfranco Rosi that captures migrants’ dangerous Mediterranean crossing, set against a background of the ordinary life of Islanders on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.

March 28th @ 7PM

Welcome with post-film discussion with NGO practitioners and activists – A french film that depicts the friendship between Simon, a recently-divorced French swimming coach, and Bilal, a young Iraqi-Kurd whose only dream is to cross the English channel from Calais to reunite with his love.

April 14th @ 7PM

#MyEscape with post film discussion on media representation and migration – Using their own cellphone footage, refugees fleeing to Germany capture the dramatic stories of their journeys. In this documentary, the refugees give their personal accounts of these journeys and videos in extensive interviews.

April 18th @ 7PM TBA

 

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