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Two-day film festival on migration and borders

29 September 2017

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Kent Law School's research group, Social Critiques of Law (SoCriL), and the Gulbenkian Cinema are collaborating to hold a two-day film festival focusing on migration and borders.

The festival, 'CineMigrante', will be held on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October and will explore four specific borders (Calais, Lampedusa, Melilla and Mexico) through four film screenings. Wider issues will also be explored through debates and a workshop.

CineMigrante is a film festival that first originated in Buenos Aires in 2010 to raise awareness of migration and to promote cultural integration around the world. Since then, the festival has moved through countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, Portugal, Chile, Spain and Italy.

The festival's first visit to Canterbury begins at 6.30pm on Wednesday 18 October in the Gulbenkian Cinema with opening remarks by Florencia Mazzadi and Martina Bernabai of CineMigrante and by Anne Hardy of Kent Refugee Action Network.

The films, to be shown across two evenings, are:

Wednesday 18 October

  • 7.30pm – The Golden Dream (by Diego Quemada-Diez)
  • 9:30pm –  Victimes de nos richesses (by Kal Touré)

Thursday 19 October

  • 6.30pm – May they rest in revolt. Figures of war (by Sylvain George)
  • 9.00pm –Lampedusa (by Peter Schreiner)

There will also be a seminar at 4pm on Thursday 19 October, providing a space to consider how social activism in the practice of law can affect academic dynamics.

Further information about the festival (including a synopsis of each film) is available in the CineMigrante Programme or on the SoCriL website.


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