Vantage Points : The World Refugee Day Film Festival

By Communication in ARCHIVES, ARCHIVES

In celebration of the World Refugee Day, Metropolis Empire Sofil is pleased to host the Vantage Points Festival, the first Film Festival organized by the UNHCR, offering an excellent selection of films that shed light on issues such as migration, resettlement, etc.

Discussions and debates will follow the films and a reception will kick off the opening screening.

25 June
Monsieur Lazhar
(2012), by Philippe Falardeau – 94′
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian refugee is hired to replace a teacher (Nominated for Oscar. Another 14 wins & 5 nominations)

26 June
Moving to mars (2009) by Mat Whitecross – 90′
Moving to Mars charts the epic journey made by two Burmese families from a vast refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border to their new homes in the UK

27 June
Monsieur Lazhar (2012), by Philippe Falardeau- 94′
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian refugee is hired to replace a teacher (Nominated for Oscar. Another 14 wins & 5 nominations)

28 June
Welcome (2009), by Philippe Lioret – 110′
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey and finally reaches Calais illegally, but soon discovers that his trip won’t be as easy as he imagined…

29 June
Illegal (2010), by Olivier Masset-Depasse – 95′
Tania, a Russian woman lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son. One day, she gets arrested and placed in a detention center. She will do anything to be reunited with her son but won’t manage to avoid threats of deportation

All films begin at 8pm and are subtitled in English
Entrance is free.

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