Film Screenings for World Refugee Day, Crouch End
Written by: Sophie Taylor
“Arriving back in the UK, after a long time away, there seemed to have been a swing towards xenophobia and the dehumanizing and vilify of both migrants and refugees was happening at the highest levels. I wanted to create a short that would address this trend.”
Daniel Mulloy speaking to Short of the Week
20th June marks World Refugee Day 2017, to help honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.
“In a world where violence forces hundreds of families to flee each day, the UN Refugee Agency believes now is the time to show world leaders that the global public stands with refugees.”
World Refugee Day is a time to recognise the contributions of refugees in their communities. Organisations such as Amnesty International and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) usually get involved with activities including protests, informative and eye opening film screenings, visits to asylum seekers in detention and by creating petitions to help improve the treatment of asylum seekers in detention.
Some communities dedicate the whole week to encouraging awareness of the lives of refugees and our human right to a secure place that can be called home.
One such film screening is taking place this June 20th at Arthouse Crouch End.
Beginning with Home by Director Daniel Mulloy, the screenings begin with this 20 minute short depicting the plight of many migrant families by reversing the refugee journey. Watch an English family face a life changing journey while thousands try to get into Europe in this Bafta Award ’17 winning eye opener of a short, officially released on World Refugee Day.
Two more shorts to be screened are:
Refugee Blues, (Director Stephen Bookas and Tristan Daws, 2016)
8 mins, Jordan, 2015. A documentary open from the ‘jungle’ refugee camp in Calais.
Fate, Wherever It Takes Us (Director Qadar Fayyad, 2015)
6 mins, UK/France, 2016. From the minefields to asylum, Kadar takes us through her journey as a volunteer.
The films will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Chris Watling, producer, Home
Alia Alzougbi, Syrian-Lebanese-British artist and educator
Kosta Antonopoulos, Medecins Sans Frontières
World Refugee Day, Film screening at Arthouse, 159A Tottenham Lane, Crouch End
7pm 20th June, £9 entry.
Book tickets here.
For more information on Refugees Welcome Haringey and how to help, visit www.refugeeswelcomeharingey.wordpress.com and follow @RefWelcHaringey
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