Refugee & Migrant Film Festival
Photo Exhibition: Resilience, by refugees in Kuala Lumpur
Date: 7th, 8th & 9th December Protected content refer to attachment for screening times
Venue: The Annexe Gallery, Central Market, KL
Covering the themes of hope and death, struggles & resilience, and life under extraordinary circumstances, the nine films screened during this event tell the true stories of migrants and refugees across the globe.
Stories from Malaysia:
Through the multi-award winning documentary, My Migrant Soul weaves together the heart-wrenching story of a young Bangladeshi migrant who leaves for Malaysia in search of work; Nur: Path of Light tells the tale of a domestic worker trapped in a state of slavery in Malaysia for half a decade; and The Dreaming Vendors, a documentary on the painful prevalent reality of human trafficking, the stories and realities of migration to Malaysia are made visible.
The photo exhibition meanwhile is a glimpse into the lives & the resiliency of asylum seekers in Malaysia, told through the pictures & stories by 14 refugees originally from Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq, Pakistan & Sudan.
The event will also feature a talk by Australian filmmaker Robyn Hughan, and handicrafts made and sold by & for refugee women [Christmas/any occasion-shopping alert!].
Details of the full-programme attached herewith.
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Thank you for sharing this with family & friends, for participating in spaces to hear and share each other's stories, and for supporting migrants & refugees in Malaysia.
The film festival is organised by the Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) & Tenaganita.