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The People's Film Club: HOME (an evening of films on refuge)

The Institute of Light
Event organized by The Institute of Light

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Join The People’s Film Club for an evening of film and discussion, as we screen a selection of short films exploring refuge and asylum. Based on the theme of ‘home’, we’ve got three stellar shorts lined up for you - this isn’t an evening you’ll want to miss! We’ll start the night with music and drinks before the screenings start, and sit tight for the panel discussion afterwards (panelists TBA). As usual, all proceeds go to charity.

The Films:

★ Refuge (Dir: Matthew K. Firpo, Documentary, 2016) www.vimeo.com/158751425

Refuge is a multimedia project chronicling human stories from the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. Shot on location in Greece, January 2016.

★ Oksijan (Dir: Edward Watts, Live Action, 2017) www.vimeo.com/231779290

The incredible true story of a 7-year old Afghan refugee who was being smuggled to the UK in a refrigerated lorry when the oxygen inside began to run out.

★ Flight (Dir: Laura Wadha, Documentary, 2017) www.vimeo.com/169785914

Two young sisters who arrive in Sweden having fled the war in Syria are becoming teenagers in a new world. They try to hold on to the fond memories of their once beautiful home while struggling to deal with the repercussions of growing up surrounded by war.

Doors @ 7, Screening @ 8

Tickets: £7.50 standard, £11 solidarity (the extra cash goes to charity)
All proceeds from the evening will go to the wonderful MEENA Centre, (previously the Unofficial Women and Children Centre in Calais), which supports women and children refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

Check them out here: www.meenacentre.org/about/