In Another Life: Film Screening

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Date: June 21st 2018

Time: 17:30-20:30

Venue: John Snow, LSHTM, Keppel Street

About: The Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre and Between Borders are jointly hosting this film screening of ‘In Another Life’. It will be followed by a Q&A with actors Yousef Jubeh and Adam Wittek, facilitated by Annie Holmes. From the filmmakers:

After being forced to flee war-torn Syria, Adnan and his wife Bana are separated on route through France. Adnan faces the crippling challenge of living in ‘The Jungle’. His only option is to risk his life in a series of desperate attempts to cross the channel, hoping he will be reunited with his wife. Back in Syria, Adnan was a teacher, an ordinary man, a law abiding pacifist. Together with Yousef and Mima, friends he makes on the camp, they are prepared to risk everything in search of another life. Adnan’s friendships with fellow refugees, Yousef and Mima, strengthen through their shared experiences on the camp. Their risks begin to mount, threats from police, fellow refugees and ruthlessly exploitative traffickers are starting to close in.  Set against the backdrop of the refugee camp known as ‘The Jungle’ in Calais the film combines documentary footage and real-life interviews with a dramatic narrative to give a voice to refugees that is seldom heard.

Yousef Jubeh is a young Palestinian Irish aspiring filmmaker. From the age of three, Yousef lived in Al Ram on the outskirts of Jerusalem and later moved to Ramallah, however in 2006 Yousef and his family moved back to the UK as refugees. As a child Yousef had a passion for the performing arts and film, and has, since the age of fifteen, dedicated his time to pursuing filmmaking, graduating from Kingston University with a filmmaking degree in 2016. His film “The Guardian” earned him an award at the Kino Short Film Festival in Manchester for Best Screenplay.

Adam Wittek is a multilingual Polish-German actor and presenter, who trained on the BA Acting (Collaborative & Devised Theatre) course at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London and in Contemporary & Improvised Dance at Travel Art Dance Company in Melbourne. He speaks four languages (English, German, Polish, French) and has lived in five countries (United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Poland, Sweden), and occasionally writes and produces his own work, such as short plays and comedy clips. Selected credits: The A Word (BBC, series regular), Doctors (BBC), Hitler: The Rise and Fall (Channel Four),In the Beginning Was the End (Dreamthinkspeak & National Theatre), The Sting (Arcola Theatre & Southwark Playhouse).

Libby Freeman is the founder of Calais Action, a grassroots charity that support refugees and displaced persons across Europe raising awareness of the facts of the humanitarian crisis and campaign for the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to be upheld. Calais Action works closely with MPs and Lords in Parliament to establish safe and legal routes to asylum. They are also part of the Refugee Council working group on refugees and Safe Passage campaign on the Dubs Amendment.

Isis Aurora Mera is the founder of Help4Refugee Children, a grassroots humanitarian aid organisation building engagement with refugees focusing on families, young children and unaccompanied minors in Calais and Dunkirk.

 

About Between Borders

Between Borders is a research organisation focusing on forced displacement and mental health, covering contexts of conflict, disaster, climate change, statelessness and Indigenous trauma.

Our research looks at how we can better understand psychological responses to displacement and the role of creative therapies as part of psychosocial support in these settings. Through our global partnerships, we aim to open up communication channels and opportunities for collaboration to mainstream MHPSS into policy, practice and dialogue.

 

The event is free, but please register on Eventbrite.

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