Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope
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
Mathilde Babo / France, Germany, Syria / 2017 / 4 minsOn the streets of Berlin, Ahmad recounts the early days of the Syrian revolution.
Tyma Hezam / Syria, USA / 2017 / 5 minsExperimental film that engages the post-traumatic stress experienced by refugees after their arrival to their destination.
Mahdi Fleifel / Lebanon, Palestine / 2016 / 30 minsReda 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.
Vikram Ahluwalia / Germany, Palestine, Syria / 2017 / 14 minsMeet Aeham: a classically-trained musician attempting to escape the war in Syria for safety in Europe.
Zahra Mackaoui / Canada, Lebanon, Syria / 2017 / 30 minsFollows 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.