Refugee Week


REFUGEE (2016)

Winner of Best Drama at the BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016; Directed by Adam Tyler; Written by Adam Tyler & Bob Ayres; Produced by Bob Ayres, Adam Tyler & Jonathan Green; A TrueTube / CTVC Film

WATCH THE FILM HERE (11.58 min.)

4.1 MILES (2016)

By Daphne Matziaraki. This documentary short film won a 2016 Peabody Award and was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award.

WATCH THE FILM HERE (21.20 min.)


Director: Gabrielle Brady; Producer: Alex Kelly; Executive producers for the Guardian: Charlie Phillips and Laurence Topham; Commissioned by the Guardian and Bertha Foundation

WATCH THE FILM HERE (20.58 min.)


Sunday 17 June 2018 18:00

Through Our Eyes + Q&A with director Samir Mehanovic

Does humanity ever learn from past tragedy? BAFTA-winning director Samir Mehanovic investigates

Tuesday 19 June 2018 20:30

A Season in France

A teacher flees to France from his war-torn country in this deeply affecting drama.

Wednesday 20 June 2018 20:45

Above the Drowning Sea

The fascinating story of a Chinese diplomat who saved the lives of many refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe.

Thursday 21 June 2018 18:00

Central Airport THF + intro

This visually striking and poignant documentary explores Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, which is today used as shelter for refugees.

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Wednesday 20 June 2018


“96 mins in French with EN subs FRA | 2016 | dir. Alice Diop | doc. Where does the line between public service and humanitarian duty stand in the walk-in healthcare centre in the outskirts of Paris? In this islet at the very end of an empty hallway, doctors and psychiatrists try to mend the living, sick, beaten, famished, traumatised refugees who are more than statistics but men and women trying to stand tall. French-Senegalese director Alice Diop’s unfaltering documentary shows our society’s inadequacies in managing an ever-escalating crisis. Special screening followed by a Q&A with director Alice Diop and ENS students involved in the MigrENS association, organised in collaboration with Relay for Refugees, on the occasion of World Refugee Day. To make a donation, visit:

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Wednesday 20 June 2018


Join us for the launch of ‘Shatila Stories’, a collaborative novel by nine Syrian and Palestinian refugee writers, translated from the Arabic by Nashwa Gowanlock. For ‘World Refugee Day 2018’ join editors Meike Ziervogel and Suhir Helal in conversation with photographer Paul Romans and translator Nashwa Gowanlock. If you want to understand the chaos of the Middle East – or you just want to follow the course of a beautiful love story – start here. ‘This remarkable novel isn’t about the refugee voice; its is born from it and told through it. On every page, the glint of hope for dignity and a better life is heartbreakingly alive.’Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner.

More About the Book: Adam and his family flee Syria and arrive at the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Conditions in this overcrowded Palestinian camp are tough, and violence defines many of the relationships: a father fights to save his daughter, a gang leader plots to expand his influence, and drugs break up a family. Adam struggles to make sense of his experience, but then he meets Satha and starts to view the camp through her eyes.

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Thursday 21 June 2018


The Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre and Between Bordersare jointly hosting this film screening of ‘In Another Life’. It will be followed by a Q&A with actors Yousef Jubeh and Adam Wittek, facilitated by Annie Holmes.

Film Synopsis of ‘In Another Life’:

“Our once beautiful homeland had become uninhabitable. Too dangerous to walk the streets, drive a car, visit friends. Many had already left Syria. Risking their lives on the open water. Giving all we had to the ruthless, the opportunists who trade in the currency of human misery. We all spent what little money we had to reach anywhere, a safe place, a new life away from the bloodshed, the bombing, the murder. With no safe passage what choice did we have. Europe was meant to offer us hope. Yet the borders closed one by one. We gave up everything, left all we had behind. Living on hand outs, with no shelter, no money and now no hope. I am here, trapped in Calais Jungle. I don’t know where my wife is. The police treat us like animals. They beat us and spray us with teargas everyday. We cannot move forward, we cannot go back. We have to get out of here. I look into the eyes on this camp and I can see it. The blank emptiness of desperation. In another life I was a teacher. Now I’m a refugee. My name is Adnan.”

Yousef Jubeh is a young Palestinian Irish aspiring filmmaker. From the age of three, Yousef lived in Al Ram on the outskirts of Jerusalem and later moved to Ramallah, however in 2006 Yousef and his family moved back to the UK as refugees. As a child Yousef had a passion for the performing arts and film, and has, since the age of fifteen, dedicated his time to pursuing filmmaking, graduating from Kingston University with a filmmaking degree in 2016. His film “The Guardian” earned him an award at the Kino Short Film Festival in Manchester for Best Screenplay.

Adam Wittek is a multilingual Polish-German actor and presenter, who trained on the BA Acting (Collaborative & Devised Theatre) course at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London and in Contemporary & Improvised Dance at Travel Art Dance Company in Melbourne. He speaks four languages (English, German, Polish, French) and has lived in five countries (United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Poland, Sweden), and occasionally writes and produces his own work, such as short plays and comedy clips. Selected credits: The A Word (BBC, series regular), Doctors (BBC), Hitler: The Rise and Fall (Channel Four),In the Beginning Was the End (Dreamthinkspeak & National Theatre), The Sting (Arcola Theatre & Southwark Playhouse).

About Between Borders

Between Borders is a research organisation focusing on forced displacement and mental health, covering contexts of conflict, disaster, climate change, statelessness and Indigenous trauma. Our research looks at how we can better understand psychological responses to displacement and the role of creative therapies as part of psychosocial support in these settings. Through our global partnerships, we aim to open up communication channels and opportunities for collaboration to mainstream MHPSS into policy, practice and dialogue.

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