Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

Film Series: Remembering The Nakba يوم النكبة 

This month GRAMNet and BEMIS collaborate to bring you two award-winning films as part of the international Day commemorating the Nakba in Palestine.  Nakba or يوم النكبة is Arabic for ‘catastrophe’ and marks the displacement of Palestinians before and after 1948.

GRAMNet are pleased to announce Iyad Hayatleh, a Glasgow based Palestinian poet and translator who grew up in Alyarmouk, Syria (and who wrote the song for the beginning of the The Shebabs of Yarmouk) will join us to recite some poetry, and be on a ‘QnA’ panel with The Shebabs of Yarmouk film Director, Axel Salvatori-Sinz after the screening.

This event will take place on Wednesday 13th May 2015 at CCA, Glasgow.  Please book early to ensure a ticket!

Though I Know the River is Dry (2013)

Though I know the River is Dry

Directed by Omar Robert Hamilton, 19 mins.

Caught between his brother’s past and his child’s future, one man’s choice triggers catastrophe for his whole family. He has returned to Palestine. On the fraught road through the country he relives the choice that sent him to America and the forces of history now driving him home.

Watch the trailer here:


The Shebabs of Yarmouk (2013)

The_Shebabs_of_Yarmouk_high res

Directed by Axel Salvatori-Sinz. 77 mins.

In Yarmouk (Syria), the Shebabs, a small group of boys & girls, have been friends since they were teens. Now on the eve of adulthood, they have a genuine thirst for life, while being all confronted to intricate situations. Between the need for freedom and sticking to the group, between longing for revolt and the prospect of a well-ordered life, choices are hard to make; even more so when you’re a Palestinian refugee in the camp of Yarmouk, in Syria.

Watch the trailer here:


Doors open at 5.30pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.

As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all (age restrictions apply) To guarantee a seat, tickets can be booked by visiting the CCA website or by calling +44 (0)141 352 4900.

Tickets must be collected from the CCA Box Office by 5.45pm, otherwise they will be released back into the system.


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