No Borders Film Night

RichMix Arts Centre, London

Freedom from Torture is excited to present an evening of powerful and award winning refugee short films and poetry written by members of Write to Life, followed by a Q&A and panel discussion.

The evening at the vibrant Rich Mix Arts Centre in East London will feature poems written and performed by Write to Life, the world’s only long running creative writing group for survivors of torture, and showcase five outstanding short films touching on the themes of borders, displacement and resilience.

This will be followed by a panel Q&A with filmmakers Samin SaadatKlaas DiersmannMohammadreza ShademanAra DevineA. Bahiyyih Wain and spcial guests, with an open discussion on the lack of safe routes to the UK that forces refugees to embark on dangerous and harrowing journeys.

Ten Weeks (Reza Shademan)
Young married illegal migrants, torn apart during the harrowing journey, meet at their destination after ten weeks apart and face the unforeseen devastating impact on their lives.

TURF (Ara Devine)
A ferryman and a Syrian asylum seeker spend a day working on a bog with a complicated journey across the Irish border.

A Day in February (Klaas Diersmann)
In another country, far away from her family, one phone call is all Galyna has to ensure their safety.

Matar (Hassan Akkad)
Experience the powerful story of Matar, as he confronts the harsh realities of the UK’s broken asylum system, and fights to rebuild his life against all odds.

Khar (Samin Saadat)
A refugee is not quite himself when he gets washed ashore on the coast of Dover and finds himself quickly taken advantage of.

Doors open at 17.30. Screening starts at 18.00.

Tickets are £15 and are available online.