In 2017, we curated an exciting range of features and shorts from the UK, Syria, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden and Mali for Refugee Week. This years programme pays attention to one of the biggest crisis of our times the Syrian refugee crisis. Since 2015, more than 5.6 million people have fled Syria, while an estimated 6.1 million are displaced within Syrian territories.
The collection of films offers a critical insight into the histories and everyday experiences of Syrian nationals as they navigate new legal, sociocultural and geographical landscapes in search of safety. The stories communicate experiences of loss, resilience, solidarity, and the desire to return and fight for one’s home-country.
We invited you to screen any of these films in unusual places making your own makeshift ‘cinemas’ – from your kitchen, local park, community centre, to schools and workplaces (see Locations and our “How To” screening manual). We also designed downloadable resources and post-screening guides to encourage lively conversations across all ages.
Our thanks to the creative and passionate filmmakers and producers who generously agreed to make their films available for Refugee Week 2018, Moving Worlds package.
Here’s how you can access the films:
- Our partners have kindly offered their films for a special bargain rate of £50 screening fee for features and £20 for shorts;
- You can watch short screeners and trailers for each film entry, to give you a taste of these stories and how they might work in your locations and with potential audiences;
- In order to obtain a copy of your chosen film, visit the feature and short film pages and find the specific contact details of the filmmakers and producers/distributors. Please cite ‘Moving Worlds, special Refugee Week’ package in your email to them. Once you’ve chosen a film (or more), check out the post-screening resources to help navigate the public conversations.
Moving Worlds first ran in Dublin, Ireland (2008) as a collaboration between the Forum on Migration and Communications (FOMACS) and with support from the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC): Alliance Française, British Council, Goethe-Institut Ireland, Instituto Cervantes Dublin and the Austrian Embassy Dublin, in association with the Irish Film Institute.