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: Beyond Borders – Stories of Freedom and Friendship

Our English Language Day screening for the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series presents a film with… no spoken language. Join us on Wednesday, 17 April, from 6 pm at the CCA for the premiere of Beyond Borders – Stories of Freedom and Friendship. Combining live action and animation, seven different short films made by a collective of directors from Syria, Jordan, Iran, Colombia and Germany, this creative documentary tells stories for and about refugee children delving into imaginary worlds. The film contains no dialogue, it is kid-friendly and a joy to watch for all ages.

Animation: Germany (2018)

Directors: Johanna Bentz, Sandra Dajani, Madeleine Dallmeyer, Nazgol Emami, Diana Menestrey, Camilo Colmenares, Khaled Nawal

Running time: 80 mins

Films for refugee children, for their friends and for everyone else. This creative documentary (episode film) without dialogues takes the viewer on a journey into children’s worlds of different countries, real and dreamed. Ola befriends a giant, a boy from Jordan learns to laugh again, a magnifying glass leads us into a dream world and creates a new friendship, Jumana longs for their homeland and simply turns Germany upside down over and over again. In these cinematic miniatures, which were designed by filmmakers from countries such as Syria, Iran, Jordan, Germany and Colombia, the whole emotional range of refugee children is renegotiated.

Join us for a post-screening interactive discussion with Lavinia Hirsu, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Composition and English as a Foreign Language at the University of Glasgow.

This event is presented in partnership with UNESCO Chair Refugee Integration Through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow.

Doors open at 5.45pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.

As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all. To guarantee a place please come early, as seats are allocated on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.


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