The Horizon is Far Away + Va’ Pensiero – Film Screening and Discussion

Je veuxTuesday July 14th


Liverpool Small Cinema

£3 But no one turned away for lack of funds

As part of Liverpool Radical Film Festivals monthly program, we will be screening a collection of new films exploring contemporary migration and hosting a discussion with invited guests to further explore these unique records of this unprecedented period of human movement. Programmed as part of Festival 31

2013, Italy
Directed by Dagmawi Yimer, a refugee from Ethiopia now residing in Italy, this film is an interwoven account of two racist attacks on migrants in Milan and Florence and the victims’ painful attempts to piece the fragments of their lives back together.

2015, Tunisia
A short documentary about a group of rejected asylum seekers who continue to live in the remains of an officially ‘closed’ refugee camp on the Tunisia/Libyan border. “Choucha” camp was established by the UNHCR to temporarily house those that were fleeing from Libya during 2011. In 2013 the camp was officially closed, and those who had been rejected asylum, mostly from sub-Saharan African countries, were forced to return to their countries of origin. Many attempted to reach Lampedusa, and the rest stayed living in the desert waiting for a solution. This is a film about being stateless and in-between, about how fantasy and dreams keep you alive. Produced and directed by Kimbal Quist Bumstead with the support of Twiza Collective Tunis.

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