Short films on the experiences of refugees and displaced personsThe Frontline Club is delighted to partner with Cinema for Peace to bring you a night of short films illuminating the experiences of refugees and displaced persons.
The programme will comprise international short documentaries, narrating the personal experiences and journeys of refugees, asylum seekers and stateless and internally displaced persons from several areas across the world and representing multiple environmental and humanitarian issues.
Director: Melissa Langer
2015 / 18 minutes / USA
The young Abdullah family fled the Syrian civil war and settled in Pretoria, South Africa. There, in their little one-room apartment, the Internet is all that connects them with Aleppo.
Then I Came By Boat
Director: Marleena Forward
2014 / 11 minutes / Australia
Tri and his family escaped by boat from Vietnam to Australia. Now he has found a way to say thank you to Australia.
A Life On Hold
Director: Marc Silver and Nick Francis
2013 / 6 minutes / UK
When the 2011 war broke out in Libya, thousands of refugees from countries such as Somalia, Sudan, and Eritrea were forced to flee for their lives. They are now waiting in refugee camps along the Tunisian and Egyptian borders – unable to return home due to war or persecution, unable to return to Libya due to ongoing violence and discrimination.
Director: Naiara Eizaguirre-Paulos
2015 / 17 minutes / USA/Spain
15-year-old Carlos saw his best friend shot dead in front of him in Honduras and escaped gang violence by fleeing to his grandmother in the U.S., but his undocumented status leaves him vulnerable to deportation.