Tag: refugee

The art of displacement: Mobiles on the migrant trail

The Fazili family shoots their perilous journey from Afghanistan through the Balkan migration route to an uncertain future on three mobile phones.

Documentary as a transmission medium

The new documentary Spaces of Exception draws parallels between the experiences of oppression and resistance in Native American reservations and Palestinian refugee camps.

Theo Angelopoulos, the filmmaker of migration

In Letter to Theo, French director Élodie Lélu revisits Angelopoulos’ unfinished film, reminiscing on their collaborative work on the project that was in some ways prophetic of the present-day Greece.

How the European community became a criminal coalition

Eldorado is a testament to the increased brutalisation of our human perception over the last decade.

Exodus – Catch 22

The Chinese contemporary artist and filmmaker Weiwei delivers a captivating life and death fresco of homeless hordes of people in Technicolor.

The Haunted Construction Workers of Beirut

REFUGEE LIFE: Syrian refugees are rebuilding the Middle East while they wait to return home.

A Model Refugee

Rokhsar Sediqi is a 14-year old who lives with her mum, dad and five siblings in the Danish countryside. She has waited four years for a leave to remain in Denmark.

A Doll in the Mud

Behrouz Nouranipour's documentary portrays three tortured and raped under-aged Syrian girls.

Winner at IDFA: A Humanistic Portrait of a Troubled People

WINNER AT IDFA: When Nori Sharif is given a video camera by director Zaradasht Ahmed to record life in a small Iraqi town, following the US withdrawal at the end of 2011, he decides to film people who “nobody knows about.”

Refugees, aestheticized

Can a refugee in a film become too aesthetic, losing his ethical relevance?
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