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Refugee Film Festival

Refugee Film Festival

 

FREE ADMISSION!

Coinciding with World Refugee Day which falls on 20th June, UNHCR is organizing the Refugee Film Festival during 20-22 June 2011 at Paragon Cineplex. The Festival features award-winning films and documentaries giving voice to seldom-heard refugee stories of hope, despair and resilience. The selected films will provide a rare opportunity for Thai public to look at the stories of refugees who are forced to flee their homes to escape persecution, wars, or conflict. This year, the Festival showcases four documentaries and films about humanitarian workers, friendship, conflicts and the rebuilding of lives.

Reservation

Full : SERGIO, MOVING TO MARS, THE VISITOR

 

 

 

 

 

FILM SELECTION

SERGIO

Documentary Editing Award, Sundance Film Festival 2009

USA / 90 min
Director : Greg Barker

Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power’s biography Chasing the Flame, SERGIO tells the story of United Nations diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello – the world’s “go-to-guy”. A cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy, he was a man who had probably seen more human suffering than any man of his generation. Through interviews with his family and colleagues, the film captures his charisma, his bravery and the depth of his humanitarian ideals.

MOVING TO MARS

Best Documentary, Grierson Award 2011

UK / 84min
Director : Mat Whitecross
Producer : Karen Katz

Moving to Mars follows two refugee families from Myanmar (Burma), over the course of a year that will change their lives completely. Forced from their homeland by the repressive military junta, they have lived in a Thai refugee camp, some for nearly twenty years. A resettlement scheme offers them the chance of a new life; but their new home, in the British city of Sheffield, will be different to everything they have ever known.

THE VISITOR

Academy Award (2009), Best Actor Nominee: Richard Jenkins

USA / 104min
Director : Tom McCarthy

In a world of six billion people, it only takes one to change your life. A compelling and illuminating story of four people who form an unlikely and momentary friendship of considerable depth. Starring Richard Jenkins who was nominated for Best Actor for the Oscar award for this film.

 

 

THE HEART OF JENIN

Best Documentary, German Film Award 2010 Germany
 

On Nov. 5th, 2005, Ahmed Chatib, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was shot by Israeli soldiers in the Jenin refugee camp. Despite his grief, the father of Ismail decided to donate the organs of his son for transplant. Today, four children from different corners of Israel's diverse society are alive thanks to the courageous act of the Chatib family, an act that shows us that one human gesture of peace is stronger than a thousand bullets.

 

Screening Timetable At the Paragon Cineplex

Date Film

Tuesday 14 June
18.00-20.30


Sergio (by invitation only)

Monday 20 June
10.00-12.00

18.00-19.30 


Moving to Mars
(film + talk)
Sergio 

Tuesday 21 June
10.30-12.00
18.00-19.30 


The Heart of Jenin
The Visitor

Wednesday 22 June
10.30-12.00
17.00-18.30 


The Heart of Jenin
Moving to Mars