An issue of monumental global relevance, the plight of refugees is the subject of public and media debate like never before. Exacerbated by the humanitarian crises in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, Europe faces one of its greatest moral tests in its response to the needs and circumstances of persecuted and displaced people from all over the globe.
Presented in partnership with the Refugee Council, UEL and Refugee Week, A Day of Refuge is a chance to examine and debate the refugee crisis, the response of developed nations to genuine human need, and the responsibility of filmmakers examining the refugee experience on film.
FIRE AT SEA
Dir. Gianfranco Rosi
Italy / France | 2016 | 108 min
Gianfranco Rosi’s award winning
documentary follows a 12-year-old boy
who lives on the island of Lampedusa,
a symbolic border crossed by thousands
of migrants in search of freedom.
Dir. Daniel Mulloy
UK / USA / Kosovo | 2016 | 20 min
+ LA BESTIA
Dirs. Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez
& Konstantin Steinbichler
Mexico/Germany | 2014 | 30 min
A special panel discussion between Maurice Wren (CEO, Refugee Council), Giorgia Dona (co-director of Centre for Refugees, Migration and Belonging, UEL), filmmaker Lucas Jedrzejak, chaired by Susie Symes (Chair, 19 Princelet St).
Dir. Lucas Jedrzejak
Lebanon/UK | 2016 | 75 min
In the camp of Ketermaya children play
and dream, just like any other children.
Beneath the surface, things are not so
easy for these Syrian kids, who have fled
fighting, chemical weapons and chaos.
+ REFUGEE BLUES
Dirs. Tristan Daws & Stephan Bookas
UK | 2016 | 6 min
+ THE BRIDGE
Dirs. Babak Inaloo & Ali Haghooi
UK/Iran/France | 2016 | 10 min
Genesis Bar Paragon
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A spoken word event featuring readings of poetry addressing refugee issues, and life stories written by residents of the Calais refugee camp, alongside projected photographs by camp residents working in a participatory photography project with Gideon Mendel and Crispin Hughes. Guests include: Deanna Rodgers, M. Omer AKA Dream, Tahir Zaman. Hosted by Jan Noble.
In partnership with UEL Centre for Narrative Research.
An exhibition of photographs
and sketches by Jade Jackman in
collaboration with women held at Yarls
Wood detention centre, visualising their
strength, resistance and protest.