Refugee Film Screening and Social Networking

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Date(s) - Tuesday 03/12/2019
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

University of Derby


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We’ll be screening the award-winning documentary ‘The Movement’ by Sharon Walia, a local film director and producer who will be present to answer questions raised by the audience. The film traces the arduous journeys that migrants are forced to undertake, from their perspectives and those involved in humanitarian activities.
‘The Movement’ is a feature length film telling the stories of migrants crossing the Mediterranean and those living in camps and streets of European cities. It is narrated from the perspectives of migrants and those involved in humanitarian rescue and support activities.
Using footage from the Mediterranean, Paris, Rome and Greece, the film is an opportunity to learn and critically reflect on the impact of exclusionary policies and politics within current migration debates. The film’s different narratives provide a powerful backdrop for students and staff across all disciplines to explore the complex and critical issues involved.
There will be opportunities for questions and discussion with a post-film Q&A panel, including the film director and producer Sharon Walia, as well as networking opportunities with representatives from local refugee organisations. The evening will close with cultural performances and light refreshments.
This event is being held at Kedleston Road, in our lecture theatre OL2. This event is hosted by the University of Derby in partnership with the Multi-Faith Centre and Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity. This event is open to staff, students and the public.


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