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1 Journey Festival Film Screening

Hosted by the Consul of the Vienna Changemakers Group
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Took place 2 weeks 3 days ago
Thu 25 Mar 23:00 - Fri 26 Mar 00:30

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Please join One Journey and Virginia Tech for a virtual film screening and panel about the global refugee crisis —its tragic scale and impact. We are screening 2 short documentaries showing the difficulties of displacement caused from the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

4.1 Miles is an Oscar-nominated documentary that follows a day in the life of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard who is caught in the middle of the biggest refugee crisis since WWII. Follow his journey on how he and his crew are working to save thousands of refugees from drowning in the Aegean Sea.

Our second film From Damascus to Chicago shows the life of two young Syrian siblings who were resettled in Chicago. The documentary follows their family's experiences in navigating a new city and country.

Our screening will be complemented by a panel of experts. Our panelists will be discussing not only the challenges that refugees face, but the contributions that they make to the places they settle. Panelists will share their stories from their experiences to create a world where refugees and other displaced people are welcomed, valued, and supported so they and their host communities can thrive together.