Refugee and Migration Film Festival to be held in Nicosia to honour World Refugee Day

A film Festival for Refugee and Migration will be held in Nicosia organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cyprus, the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM), the non-governmental organizations Hope for Children CRC Policy Center, CARDET, the University of Nicosia and the AWARE campaign.

The festival will be held on the occasion of the World Refugee Day on 20 June and will take place at CINE STUDIO, University of Nicosia, on 12, 13, and 15 June 2017 and is supported by the embassies of Sweden, Spain, Finland, Germany and the British High Commission in Nicosia. Entrance is free of charge.

According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement, the films that will be screened at the festival are contemporary fiction films and documentaries that reveal various aspects of migration and pinpoint to the problems faced by immigrants today. Among the films featured are “4.1 miles” by Daphne Matziaraki, Aki KaurismA�kis “Le Havre”, Yasmina Feddas “Queens of Syria”, Anders Helgesons and Karin Klintberg’s “Nice People”, and Daniel Carsenty’s After Spring Comes Fall. The realistic narratives and stories of the films aim at informing the public about these issues and emphasize the universality of the principles of acceptance and integration.

Source: Cyprus News Agency