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: Days of Hope (2013)

We are very pleased to announce the launch of GRAMNet and BEMIS brand new film series 2015-2016, around the theme of HIDDEN STORIES, which will begin this month on Wed Oct 14th at CCA, with the film…

Days of Hope directed by Ditte Haarløv Johnsen.

days of hope

That sea… It’s not a small thing. Everything happened on that boat, everything…’

Every year thousands of people from the African continent try to get to Europe. Leaving everything behind, they promise their loved ones that they’ll make it to the other side, that they’ll provide for them, that things will get better.

In ‘Days of Hope’ we meet Harouna, Thelma and Austin. Harouna has left his girlfriend and their newborn baby behind and is stuck halfway to Europe in the desert town of Nouadhibou, hoping for happiness. Thelma was left behind in Ghana as a child. Reunited with her mother in Denmark 12 years later, she finds her mother living a very different life than she’d imagined. Austin has made it across the Mediterranean to the camps of Sicily then all the way to Copenhagen, where he survives by collecting bottles on the streets.

With rawness and dignity, ‘Days of Hope’ meets the people hidden by migration statistics and headlines about bodies washed up on Europe’s shores.

Check out the trailer here:

The audience is warmly invited to join us in the CCA cafe following the screening to continue our informal discussion session over some refreshments and light snacks.

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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