Growing Home

OCT 28 / 9.30 pm, São Jorge – Montepio Cinema

The human exodus we have seen in the last two years is, according to figures, the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War. The films presented here witness the escape of thousands of Syrians, Afghans and Palestinians. We are not sure where they’re headed, but we know what they aspire to. In this session we travel with them, we cross the Hungarian border and we wait for a train heading west. We visit the refugee camp of Zaatari, Jordan, which currently holds more than 200 thousand people. This is a political problem and, above all, a humanitarian crisis that urgently needs to be solved, discussed, filmed and denounced.

In partnership with the Portuguese Refugee Council

Session followed by a debate, moderated by Tiago Afonso and with Teresa Pina (Amnesty International), Mónica Frechaut (Portuguese Refugee Council) and other guests

Refugees crossing Hungary’s Border Barrier
Bela Szandelszky
2015 | Hungary | 2’

Refugees crossing into Hungary under its Razor Wire Border Barrier
Bela Szandelszky
2015 | Hungary | 2’

Refugees crawling under Hungary’s Border Barrier
Bela Szandelszky
2015 | Hungary | 3’

Budapest – Keleti Train Station
Megan Barlow
2015 | Hungary | 2’

[Foreign Bodies] The Death of Schengen
HYENAZ & Az Kolexion ‘E London
2015 | Germany | 2’

Death of Schengen Zone Part I
HYENAZ
2015 | Germany | 2’

Death of Schengen Zone Part II
HYENAZ
2015 | Germany | 2’

Growing Home
Faisal Attrache
2014 | USA | 21’