Human Rights Short films with directors Q&A
1. Escape from Syria: Rania's odyssey; Rania Mustafa Ali, Anders Hammer, 22’
This deeply personal film immerses the viewer into the journey of Rania Mustafa Ali, who at 20 filmed her escape from war-torn Syria to Austria
“Rania is cheated by smugglers, teargassed and beaten at the Macedonian border. She risks drowning in the Mediterranean, travelling in a boat meant to hold 15 people but stuffed with over 50. Those with disabilities are carried across raging rivers and muddy fields in their wheelchairs.” The Guardian, 2017
2. Our Journey 15' 2019
Our journey is a film made by a group of Filipina women from The Voice of Domestic Workers in collaboration with Joyce Jiang, York University and Tassia Kobylinska, Goldsmiths. It gives a unique and intimate insight into a hidden world of exploitation, abuse and ultimately, strength in solidarity and community. MCCS student Giulia Ciccolella will chair Q&A with Mimi from the group and filmmaker Tassia.
3. A skype call with mum 1’ 2015
Filmmaker Hala Georges lost connection with her home and family in Syria for a long time. So she decided to record her mother's voice the first time she had a chance to speak with her. The sound of violence around her mom was louder than her voice and the call was interrupted and eventually disconnected. This video responds to the 52 seconds conversation over Skype.
4. A letter from luna 5’43” 2016
When Hala Georges asked her niece, Luna, 10 years old, to describe her daily life and how her recent birthday party was, Luna wrote her a letter. The video shows Luna at home, and in her own words describes her new life without school or friends, her feelings and fears.
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