Tunisian Film Library to celebrate World Refugee Day
16/06/2019 16:11, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – The Tunisian Film Library, the Tunisian Council for Refugees and the Arthemis Association will celebrate the World Refugee Day on June 20.

The humanitarian values and issues related to the difficulties faced by the migrants will be at heart of the debate, June 18-23, the Tunisian Film Library said in a press release.

Through a cycle entitled “Refugees, between recognition and oblivion,” the Tunisian Film Library proposes to raise awareness amongst the public, seeing to it that its screen will be a platform of humanistic, responsible and mutually-supportive expression.

Twelve feature films released between 2011 and 2019 from eleven countries (Tunisia, Greece, Germany, France, Brazil, Syria, Finland, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Senegal) on topics related to asylum, exile and expatriation are scheduled to be screened at the Tahar Cheriaa Theatre, in the Tunis Culture City.

These films have been chosen for their hot and current topics approach: "Babylone" by Alaeddine Slim, Ismail Louati and Youssef Chebbi (Tunisia, 2011), "Shores" by Panos Karkanevatos (2015, Greece), "The Cut" by Fatih Akin (2014, Germany), "When Paul Came Over the Sea" by Jakob Preuss (2017, Germany), "Central Airport THF" by Karim Aïnouz (2018, Germany/France/Brazil) , "Taste of Cement" by Ziad Kalthoum (2017, Germany/Syria), "The Other Side of Hope" by Aki Kaurismäki (2017, Finland), "Fuoccoammare" by Gianfranco Rosi (2016, Italy), "Wardi" by Mats Grorud (2019, Norway/France/Sweden), "Human Flow" by Ai Weiwei (2017, Germany) and "La Pirogue" by Moussa Toré (2012, Senegal/France).

These films were all distinguished at the international level, not only as awareness-raising or protest films, but as powerful artworks with their cinematographic resonances

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