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UNHCR 11th Charity Refugee Film Festival
8 June, 2018 - 20 June, 2018
As the global refugee crisis captures headlines, UNHCR believes that film is a powerful medium to present the public with new perspectives on a subject too often misunderstood or misrepresented. With that, four moving stories will be screened in locations around Hong Kong over the course of the Refugee Film Festival to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and mobilise support for people who have been forced to flee their homes.
The festival will begin with a red-carpet reception and screening of After Spring, a documentary following two refugee families in transition as well as aid workers in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. Born in Syria, directed by noted war correspondent Hernan Zin, about refugee children moving across Europe, will also screen at the film festival. Warehoused explores the plight of long-standing refugees by looking into the lives of those living in the world’s second-largest refugee camp, Kenya’s Dadaab camp run by UNHCR. The festival closes with The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe, an uplifting tale of four African-Australian women, all former refugees and victims of sexual abuse and violence, who take on the risky challenge of creating and performing their stories in a professional theatre production. Director Ros Horin will be in Hong Kong for the closing of the festival and will participate in a Q&A session after the screening.