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Directed By Weiwei Ai
Human Flow was the “movie of the refugee crisis” as critics often called it. It is directed by Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Wei Wei who, through this great work, aims to show different audiences the root causes behind the displacement of people all over the world. Human Flow is not a fictional movie, which means there is no particular story or protagonist that the audience follows from start to end. It is a documentary that follows the migratory situation in different countries around the world.
Quo vadis, Aida?
Directed by Jasmila Žbanić
Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is at the horizon for her family and people – rescue or death? Which move should she take?
Born in Syria
Directed by Hernán Zin
Following the stories of seven Syrian refugee children in Europe, Born in Syria is one of the rare movies that focus on the whole journey of refugees from home country to local integration in the host country. It follows children by depicting their life in Syria before, during and after the conflict, thus highlighting the traumatizing experiences they have been through in detail. It follows their journey in reception centers and refugee camps in Turkey, Hungary, and Greece and what that resulted in later on in their lives. And finally, it follows up on their integration in their final destination in Europe during their first 6 months in the country.
Journey from the Fall
Directed by Ham Tran
Inspired by the true stories of Vietnamese refugees who fled their land after the fall of Saigonand those who were forced to stay behind, Journey From The Fall follows one family’s struggle for freedom.
April 30, 1975 marked the end of Vietnam’s two-decade-old civil war and the start of the exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees. Despite his allegiance to the toppled South Vietnamese government, Long Nguyen (as Long Nguyen) decides to remain in Vietnam. Imprisoned in a Communist re-education camp, he urges his family to make the escape by boat without him. His wife Mai (Diem Lien), son Lai (Nguyen Thai Nguyen) and mother Ba Noi (Kieu Chinh) then embark on the arduous ocean voyage in the hope of reaching the U.S. and freedom.
Back in Vietnam, Long suffers years of solitary confinement and hard labor, and finally despairs that his family has perished. But news of their successful resettlement in America inspires him to make one last desperate attempt to join them.