Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland
Join us on Wednesday, 19 June, from 6pm at CCA for the final screening of this series before we return in October with a brand new programme. To celebrate World Refugee Day just before Refugee Festival Scotland kicks off, we welcome you to the Scottish premiere of Lady of the Harbour, a documentary that focuses on a strong and fierce woman, a migrant herself in Greece, who brings together the Chinese community to help refugees.
Documentary: The Netherlands, China (2017)
Director: Sean Wang
Running time: 90 mins
Languages: Chinese, Greek and English with English subtitles
Nearly two decades ago, Chinese immigrants came to Greece traveling along the similar route as the current refugees. Suzanne is one of them. Before moving to Greece, she had developed a successful business in Bulgaria and was friends with the then Bulgarian prime minister, mafia bosses and celebrities. When the refugee crisis arises, Suzanne decides to organize a Greek Chinese volunteer team to help as an act of redemption for her past. It is not easy – Suzanne struggles to persuade business-oriented Chinese bosses and companies to join and has to face the sarcastic attitude of Western volunteers. Suzanne’s dominant character also does not help. Against all odds, Suzanne gains a lot in the process, and so do her teammates.
The screening is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow.
The film will be followed by a post-screening discussion and a reception in the CCA foyer.
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.