FILM SANS FRONTIÈRES
Sun 19th March, 6pm
This March, NAFN returns with a charity fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In conjunction with The Beestonian, we invite you to an evening of shorts that puts migrants’ experiences back in the spotlight and discusses how Brexit has affected them.
This event will include a meal and a Q&A with local aid volunteers Alva White and Brendan Woodhouse. £10 from every ticket will go to support the work that MSF does to help refugees. Alva and Brendan’s insights will also help put an end to the current media black out on this ongoing issue.
We will be showing some of 2016-17’s best films, including Cannes-selected titles and BAFTA-nominated shorts:
Bon Voyage (dir. Fabio Friedli, Switzerland)
This double-edged, sharp-witted animation exposes the hipocrisy and prejudices of the European asylum process as it follows a migrant’s extraordinary voyage from Africa.
Borders (dir. Elizabeth Mizon, UK)
An Indian migrant experiences an unofficial routine check as she tries to enter the UK. Based on the real-life accounts of Indian women who came to Britain in the past.
Over (dir. Jörn Threlfall, UK)
A BAFTA-nominated, innovative short that shows how the tragedies of the migration crisis can make themselves felt even in well-to-do, suburban parts of Britain.
The Journey of a Stateless Man (dir. Daniel Ali, France/UK)
An asylum seeker explains what it would mean to him to get refuge in the UK against the backdrop of the Calais Jungle. Winner of a Shooting People “Film of the Month” award.
Patriot (dir. Eva Riley, UK)
A young girl becomes confused about her family’s right wing values when she meets a local Romany boy. Shortlisted for the short film Palme d’or at Cannes in 2015.
Moriom (dir. Mark Olexa and Francesca Saclisi, Swizerland/Bangladesh)
A troubled Bengali girl faces the decision of staying with her abusive family or reporting them and running away to unknown pastures new.
The Wonderful Flight (dir. Ian Allardyce and Bat-Amgalan Lkhagvajav, Mongolia)
A young Mongolian boy tries to reach another country where he can get his younger brother the ear operation he needs to restore his hearing.
I Volunteered on a Migrant Ship (dir. Alva White, UK/Italy)
Nottingham resident Alva White documents her experiences of working on an MSF boat that rescues migrants off the coast of southern Italy.
Xenos + A Man Returned (dir. Mahdi Fleifel, Greece, UK, Lebanon, Denmark, Netherlands)
In something of a first for NAFN, we are able to show a short film and it’s sequel, with Xenos and A Man Returned.
Together, these films allow us to see the hardships which migrants face both during and after a failed attempt to relocate. A Man Returned also won a Berlinale Silver Bear in 2016.