Tue 18 Jun

The Rest

Cert. tbc

Special Screenings

Refugee Week

78 mins

in English, Italian, Turkish, French, Greek, Arabic, Kurdish, Persian with EN subs

DEU | 2018 | dir. Ai Weiwei | doc

Ai Weiwei’s follow-up to Human Flow is a sharp and moving account of today’s refugee situation. The Rest focuses on Europe, the world’s defender of human rights, as it closed its borders to thousands of refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan. They sought refuge in France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Sweden, and Turkey, but most have not found the safe havens they wished for. Now they are no longer the centre of media attention, put to rest, so to speak, and yet unable to move forward and simply live.

Followed by a discussion with Andrea Vukovic (Project Director at Asylum Matters & lead for Lift the Ban campaign), Zrinka Bralo (CEO Migrants Organise), Clare Burnett (Sculptor, refugee rights community organiser & property owner supporting refugees in Kensington & Chelsea), Andrew Standen-Raz (Filmmaker, Journalist, campaigner for refugee & migrant issues), Bashar (resettled in UK from Syria). Chaired by Soledad Pinero Misa (refugee & migrants right activist, professional facilitator).

In partnership with RBKC Refugees Welcome Committee, a group of Kensington & Chelsea residents working to resettle refugee families by finding housing, organising befriending support, and raising awareness. Get in touch to get involved rbkcwelcomecommittee@gmail.com

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