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21st Arab Film Festival

Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

83 mins

Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

New Parkway Theatre
October 18, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets

Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

Pasadena City College
October 26, 2017 7:00 pm

Description

Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of “experience” so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the multitude of hues that should be considered when discussions of the refugee experience are had. From the Yarmouk and Ain El-Hilweh camps, to the streets of Berlin: Refugee Stories shows what it takes to hold onto one’s dreams amidst devastating circumstances.

Co presented by The Markaz

PARKING and LOCATION details:
The program will be shown at the Lillian Vosloh Forum, entrance on Bonnie Ave., see map: https://pasadena.edu/about/campus-maps.php/PCC_map.pdf

The nearest parking is Student Parking #5 or look for parking on the street (parking in structure is $2).

In This Program


  1. After the Spring

    Mathilde Babo / France, Germany, Syria / 2017 / 4 mins
    On the streets of Berlin, Ahmad recounts the early days of the Syrian revolution.

  2. Here You Are

    Tyma Hezam / Syria, USA / 2017 / 5 mins
    Experimental film that engages the post-traumatic stress experienced by refugees after their arrival to their destination.

  3. A Man Returned

    Mahdi Fleifel / Lebanon, Palestine / 2016 / 30 mins
    Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp Ain El-Hilweh in Lebanon ended in failure after three years trapped in Greece. He returned with a drug addiction to life in a camp torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria. Against all odds he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart; a love story, bittersweet. Winner of the Silver Bear Jury Prize (short film) at the 2016 Berlinale.

  4. The Pianist of Yarmouk

    Vikram Ahluwalia / Germany, Palestine, Syria / 2017 / 14 mins
    Meet Aeham: a classically-trained musician attempting to escape the war in Syria for safety in Europe.

  5. Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey

    Zahra Mackaoui / Canada, Lebanon, Syria / 2017 / 30 mins
    Follows the journey of blind Syrian refugee Hani Al Moliya from the camps in Lebanon to Canada. Told through his photos, it is a story of triumph against adversity, set against the backdrop of the Syrian war.

Dates & Times

Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

New Parkway Theatre
October 18, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets

Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

Pasadena City College
October 26, 2017 7:00 pm