Doors at 7:00 PM ... Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Presented by the Center for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
Selected shorts about migrant journeys, including:
Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island (Lukas Schrank), Irregulars (Fabio Palmieri), Broken Tongue (Mónica Savirón), and others.
Migration and asylum have been major global topics since the early years of the 20th century. Domestic and international wars, social unrest, political repression, religious persecution, racial discrimination, revolutions, economic crisis, unbalanced financial development across the world, inequality of wealth distribution, drought and natural disasters were and still remain the main factors behind many forced displacements. As of 2015, the number of international migrants has reached 244 million worldwide, which reflects a 41% increase since 2000. Many films about migration have been produced during the history of cinema but due to increasing number of migrants in many parts of the world such as Europe, Africa and North America, it has become an increasingly important topic in the past two decades.