Asylum in Focus (film festival)

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Asylum in Focus (film festival)

Time: October 19, 2018 at 7pm to October 20, 2018 at 11pm
Location: Karamel, Wood Green
Street: 4 Coburg Road, N22 6UJ
City/Town: Wood Green, London, United Kingdom
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Event Type: film, festival, wood, green, causes
Event Added By: Events at Karamel
Latest Activity: Oct 15, 2018

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From the 19th to 20th October, we will bring asylum into focus, taking over Karamel London N22 for a weekend of film. With 3 feature documentaries, this two-day event will explore stories of the refugee crisis, asylum and trafficking in film. 

Friday 19 Oct 7.30pm - Even When I Fall 

Rating: 12A

The incredible story of Saraswoti and Sheetal, trafficking survivors who reclaim skills that once came at a high cost: they were slaves in Indian circuses, sold as children. Now freed, together they form Nepal's first circus.

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the films’ directors.

Directors: Sky Neal, Kate McLarnon
Producer: Elhum Shakerifar
Nominations: British Independent Film Award for Discovery Award

Saturday 20 Oct 7.00pm - Queens Of Syria

Queens of Syria tells the story of fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war.

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the films’ director.

Director: Yasmin Fedda
Producers: Itab Azzam & Georgina Paget
Executive Producers: Charlotte Eager & William Stirling


Saturday 20 Oct 8.50pm - Another News Story

Debuting director Orban Wallace’s feature-length work engages the European refugee crisis, but the young British director turns the camera lens in a direction rather different from the rest of the documentary scene investigating recent events. He trains his penetrating gaze on the journalists sent by their employers to the Mediterranean to cover the unfolding humanitarian tragedy. By juxtaposing the stories of reporters and the experiences of Middle East emigrants, he has fostered a new meta-reading of media content. In today’s chaotic era, what is the “who, how, and why” of news spewed forth on world conflicts and crises? “Sometimes you feel you’re making a noise, but not helping really,” laments Lorenzo over the sensationalized treatment of human misfortune; he’s one of those who, in the months-long hunt for fresh information, accepts a nomadic lifestyle. When faced with immeasurable suffering, is it possible to maintain your humanistic sensitivity, or, glazed, do you just go after another news story?

Another News Story premiered at Karlovy Vary and has since been selected by 15 international festivals including, Zurich, IDFA & Iran.

Director: Orban Wallace
Producers: Orban Wallace, Verity Wislocki


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