Wednesday, March 20

18.30: Firecrackers

A Canadian drama following two young women, best friends from a rural town, as they face marginalization and struggle in a patriarchal society (93 min, drama).

Director: Jasmin Mozaffari

Q&A discussion with: Jasmin Mozaffari will participate in a 30-minute discussion via skype.

Thursday March 21

18.30: Gaza Surf Club

Swedish premiere! A documentary following local surfers weary of the constant state of emergency they live in, in Gaza, attempting to find the meaning to life through surfing (87 min, doc).

Director: Philip Gnadt

30-minute skype Q&A discussion with: Ibrahim N. Arafat. He is the surfer from Gaza featured in the documentary. As well as Mahmoud abu Rahma. He is a Palestinian human rights activist and International Relations Director with Al Mezan Center for Human Rights.

Friday, March 22

19.15: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Swedish premiere! A documentary at the intersect of art and science which depicts humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet (87 min, doc).

Directors: Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier

Q&A discussion with:

Saturday, March 23

13.00: Capernaum

A drama that draws attention to the plight of children in Beirut’s slums and the situation people without ID cards find themselves in (121 min, doc).

Director: Nadine Labaki

16.00: Under the Wire

A documentary about the violations of international humanitarian law in Syria and the impact on people there (95 min, doc).

Director: Chris Martin

Q&A with Lina Biscaia, the former Acting Chief Analyst of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria.  She currently serves as a Legal Adviser with the International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism for Syria (IIIM).

Sunday, March 24

13.00: Central Airport THF

A documentary that offers a glimpse into the lives of refugees being housed in an old airport. It strikes a perfect balance between people and locale (100 min, doc).

Director: Karim Aïnouz

Q&A panel discussion with: Eleni Karageorgiou. She is an international lawyer focusing on migration and asylum law in the European Asylum System. Eleni currently works as a senior lecturer at Lund University, Faculty of Law and conducts research for RWI’s People on the Move work.

16.00: Rafiki

A drama about two Kenyan women who fall in love and are forced to choose between love and safety (83 min, drama).

Director: Wanuri Kahiu

30-minute skype Q&A with: Samantha Mugatsia, actress who plays Kena in Rafiki. She was born in 1992 in Nairobi.

18.30: Breathless

A documentary covering the gripping story of the fight of individuals against a booming and deadly asbestos industry (70min, doc).

Director: Daniel Lambo

Q&A panel discussion with: Tublu Krishnendu Mukherjee, barrister and  Indian advocate at Doughty Street Chambers in London.

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