Snapshots From The Borders
Join us for a refugee documentary screening and audience discussion
DECSY and the Sheffield City of Sanctuary will be hosting a final screening of a new documentary on migration, followed by an audience discussion. This event is part of Snapshots From The Borders’ bid to establish 3rd October as the Day for Memory and Welcome.
‘To the Four Winds’ will be shown on Friday 29th November at Sheffield Hallam University, Owen Building, Peak Lecture Theatre. The event begins at 5pm with the film starting at 5.15pm and a discussion following at 7pm.
Synopsis: Over two years, ‘To the Four Winds’ follows an activist smuggler to the France-Italy border in his attempts to ease the migrants’ plight. The result is a portrait of a group of modern heroes who want to show that Europe is more than its strict immigration polices.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywyg6HQcPzY
Venue: Peak Lecture Theatre, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, S1 1WB
FREE event, no booking required.
Snapshots From The Borders aims to improve European, national and local decision makers’ critical understanding of migration flows, as well as that of the public and their opinion of the movement of people. It explores the global interdependencies that determine why migrants move towards European borders and aims to help our communities achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 1, 5, 10, 11 and 16.
A second film has also been shown during October, including at Sheffield Town Hall. ‘Falling Forward’ Synopsis: This is a Norwegian feel-good documentary-comedy about integration, identity and a dream of flying. Everyone loves 20-year-old Syrian refugee Maher; he has made a new home for himself in the small Norwegian town of Lokken, far from the war that is raging in his hime country. But Maher dreams of having the freedom to fly over borders without being a refugee, and one day returning to Syria as a fully educated pilot.