Past events

Leaving Greece & Boya Boya
Thursday 09 March 2017, 07:30pm - 09:30pm
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Migration and exile double bill

Thursday 9 March, 19.30
Société Jersiaise Photographic Archive, 7 Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey

Leaving Greece
Anna Brass / Germany / 2013 / 79 min

Winner of the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize at the RAI Festival of Ethnographic Film, 2015 The film tells the very personal story of three young Afghan refugees: Hossein, Reza and Kaka, who are stranded in Greece and have tried for years to enter Europe. A film about friendship and love – and the contradictory European refugee policy.

Boya Boya (Shine Shine)
Karen Boswall, Ruba Al Akash / Jordan, UK / 2014 / 18 min

A portrait of Syrian refugee Mohammed, a 12-year-old shoe shine boy, Boya Boya (Shine Shine) looks at the reality of the growing population of urban refugees from a child’s point of view.

Introduction / RAI Film Festival: Gareth Syvret, Photographic Archivist

Introduction to Refugee Crisis: Bram Wanrooji, Jersey Calais Refugee Aid Group

Organised by Film Festival Ambassador Gareth Syvret

Part of the Film Festival Ambassador series. Thanks to our dedicated RAI Film Festival Ambassadors, a selection of films from the RAI Film Festival Archive will be screening in universities and community venues across the UK between November 2016 and March 2017.