Refugee Film Festival Melbourne - Premiere screening + Q&A: Watan-SOLD OUT!



Join us for the World Premiere screening of Watan, a film by James L Brown and Bill Irving with an exclusive Q&A session after the screening.

The film features a series of interwoven portraits of Syrians eking out lives in the major refugee camps and cities of Jordan. Their struggle shows the human face of the refugee crisis, the first steps beyond their escape from imminent danger. The stories from the camps reveal a very real struggle for normalcy and dignity in a situation that is anything but.

Watan seeks to inspire action through connection, empathy and recognition, in a way that allows these people to speak for themselves. It shines a much-needed light on the human stories at the centre of the global debate of immigration and asylum, giving a voice to the Syrian refugees in Jordan.

As a special treat, we will also be screening a pre-show short film 'Undercurrent' - A film by Patrick Fileti.

After a dangerous sea crossing, a young Syrian girl faced with tragedy is forced to find hope. Undercurrent is a meditation on survival, grief and the outcome of war.

Buy your tickets now as this is likely to sell out!


Watch the trailer here.

June 20, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St
Carlton , VIC 3053
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