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Cinema for Peace Short Film Night: Refugee Stories

On January 18th Cinema for Peace, in cooperation with The Frontline Club, will present a night of short films illuminating the experiences of refugees and displaced persons.

This special screening in London will comprise international short documentaries, narrating the personal experiences and journeys of refugees, asylum seekers and stateless and internally displaced persons from several areas across the world and representing multiple environmental and humanitarian issues.

When: Monday 18 January 2016, 7:00 PM
Where: Frontline Club Charitable Trust, 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ

The films:

MY ALEPPO, by director Melissa Langer, tells the story of young Abdullah´s family that had to flee the Syrian civil war and settled in Pretoria, South Africa. There, in their little one-room apartment, the Internet is all that connects them with Aleppo.

THEN I CAME BY BOAT, by director Marleena Forward tells about Tri who escaped with his family by boat from Vietnam to Australia. Now he has found a way to say thank you to Australia.

A LIFE ON HOLD, by directors Marc Silver & Nick Francis tells how, after the 2011 war broke out in Libya, thousands of refugees from countries such as Somalia, Sudan, and Eritrea were forced to flee for their lives. They are now waiting in refugee camps along the Tunisian and Egyptian borders – unable to return home due to war or persecution, unable to return to Libya due to ongoing violence and discrimination.

RESIDENT ALIEN, by director Naiara Eizaguirre-Paulos, tells how a 15-year-old Carlos saw his best friend shot dead in front of him in Honduras and escaped gang violence by fleeing to his grandmother in the U.S. But his undocumented status leaves him vulnerable to deportation.

SYRIA: HIDDEN WAR ON WOMEN, by director Sharron Ward, tells how violence against women has dramatically risen as the Syrian war enters its fifth year. But domestic abuse is a taboo subject in Syrian society and the true scale of the problem is unknown.

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Ai Weiwei's 'Safe Passage' installation with life-vests from Lesbos for Cinema for Peace.


Upcoming Screenings:


August 13th 2018, at the Schikaneder Kino in Vienna / Address: Margaretenstraße 24, A - 1040 Wien