8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS

2017, 61 minutes

A single mother shows us the consequences of closing America’s doors to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US, and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler’s raft to Europe was the only way out. 8 Borders, 8 Days is her story; the intimate details of why a fiercely-determined mother is willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future and an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.

To get a free digital copy of 8 Borders, 8 Days, please contact Nelli Stavropoulou at movingworldsfilms@gmail.com Please cite ‘Moving Worlds, Special Refugee Week‘ package. Don’t forget to check out the complementary post-screening resources to help navigate public conversations.

To further inquire about director or cast participation, or to host a future screening, please email screenings@8borders8days.com

 

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Best Feature Documentary at the Buffalo International Film Fest 2017

Indie Vision Breakthrough Award for Non Fiction 2017

Seattle International Film Festival 2017

 

POST-SCREENING CONVERSATION QUESTIONS

1. When you hear the word ‘refugee’, what images and terms come to mind?

2. How does the filmmaker challenge the tendency to victimise migrant women and deny them any form of agency?

3. How did the documentary shape your understanding of forced displacement? Has it challenged your pre-existing views?

4. What is your favourite scene and why?

 

RESOURCES

PODCAST: AMANDA BAILLY – “8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS” WITH SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY

ARTICLE: DOCUMENTARY ON SYRIAN REFUGEES DRAWS A LARGE CROWD IN RUTLAND

ARTICLE: EX-RUTLAND MAYOR HIGHLIGHTS ‘TRUE FACES’ OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT

ARTICLE: FOR SYRIANS,BEING SHUT OUT COMES AT GREAT COST