UNHCR Film Festival

EVENT: The 11th UNHCR Refugee Film Festival/ 第11回UNHCR難民映画祭
WHEN: October 8, 2016 – October 16, 2016 CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE
WHERE: At two venues in Tokyo.
COST: FREE (donations gratefully accepted)


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The 10th UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Refugee Film Festival will take place from the 8th-16th of October at the Spiral Building in Aoyama and at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo. With the advance of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the various conflicts in Africa, and the troubles in the Ukraine all contributing to the problem, the world now has more than 60 million people who were forcefully displaced from their homes.

Due to these dire circumstances, the UNHCR Refugee Film Festival, which is held in Japan each autumn, is more relevant than ever. The films on the festival’s program include dramas and documentaries dealing with refugees from such diverse countries as Afghanistan, (South) Sudan, the Philippines, Syria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Serbia. Some of the films focus on how the refugees adjust to their places of refuge and cope with day to day challenges.

All the films are completely free. This year 13 films will be screened in total. Click HERE for a PDF of the program.

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