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The 3rd Refugee Film Festival Opening Night

UNHCR and partners commit to raise voice for refugees.


250 guests from Thai government, embassies, NGOs, international organizations, UN agencies, corporate sector, media and UNHCR donors gathered at the opening night of the 3rd Refugee Film Festival on 13 June at Paragon Cineplex. After the reception, the participants went to see “Pushing the Elephant”, the extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated bycivil war. The powerful documentary touches all the hearts at the theatre.

Strong partnerships between UNHCR and Royal Thai Government, Ministry of Defence,  the Embassy of the United States of America, and Siam Paragon.

UNHCR, Royal Thai Government, the Embassy of the United States of America, Atime Media, Plan B, M Pictures and Siam Paragon show strong partnerships and commitment to raise voice for refugees.

UNHCR and Siam Paragon

Many thanks to Khun Cindy Sirinya Bishop for her kindness in being the MC.

H.E. Mr. Jeon Jae Man, the ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand joins the event

Young Thai students chorus "When We Make a home"

Ms. Mireille Girard, UNHCR Thailand Representative welcomes guests to the Opening Night.

Thank you Khun Suraphan (A) Chowpaknam, a UNHCR donor and celebrity, for joining the event.