Migrant and Refugee Justice

Migrant and Refugee Justice

Reetta Huhtanen
Finland
2019
73 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:45pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:00pm

The Molenbeek district of Brussels is oft-seen as contentious and brimming with unrest when spoken about in the media, but director Reetta Huhtanen deliberately captures the neighbourhood through a more innocent set of eyes. Meet Aatos and Amine, 6-year-old best friends living in the same building block who share an exuberant imagination.

Marco Piccarreda, Gaia Formenti
Italy
2018
57 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 5:30pm

A remote Sicilian reception centre for unaccompanied migrant minors is about to close, and six teenagers are left awaiting the decision that will seal their fate.

Sami Mermer and Hind Benchekroun
Canada
2018
100 minutes
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:30pm

Xalko is a Kurdish village in Turkey — a small, isolated collection of modest houses, ramshackle livestock pens, and scrubby landscape. Director Sami Mermer returns to his hometown to craft an intimate portrait of the women in his family and a place threatened by exodus.

Various
Various
2017-2018
77 minutes
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 9:00pm

A series of shorts exploring displacement, migration, culture, language, history, and borders.

Various
Various
2017-2019
65 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:15pm

A series of shorts exploring activist work related to healthcare, addiction, and immigration.

Nadia Shihab
US/Kuwait
2018
90 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 4:15pm

Over a five-year collection of visits to her childhood home in the West Texas town of Lubbock, Nadia Shihab explores questions of identity in diaspora through the life and work of her visual artist mother.

Hassan Fazili and Emelie Mahdavian
US/Qatar/Canada/UK
2019
87 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Arresting and unique, Midnight Traveler is at once an intimate study of displacement as well as a compelling road movie. The journey of the Afghani Fazili family begins in Tajikistan, where a long wait has resulted in the rejection of their asylum claim.