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Belmont World Film Observance of #WorldRefugeeMonth

Monday, June 10, 2019 -
Monday, June 24, 2019

Belmont World Film (BWF) observes World Refugee Month with a series of films on three successive Mondays followed by discussions.

A photography exhibit, "The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Photographs of New Americans," featuring a selection from photographer Mark Chester's collection of 190 photos of immigrants living in Massachusetts, will be on display in the Studio Cinema lobby during the series. The program is supported by grants from Belmont Against Racism and the Mass Cultural Council.

June 10: New England premiere of "Los Silencios," a narrative film by Beatriz Seigner about a family who arrives on a small island in the middle of Amazonia (the region between Brazil, Colombia and Peru) after running away from the armed conflict in Colombia.

June 17: East Coast premiere of "Eldorado," director Markus Imhoof's documentary about how refugees and migrants are treated in Europe today, contrasted with his family's experience hosting an 11-year-old Italian refugee girl during World War II. Switzerland's Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film and winner of the Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Preceded by the Oscar-nominated short documentary "Lifeboat," directed by Skye Fitzgerald, about the volunteers from the German NGO Sea-Watch, who risk their lives by plucking refugees from sinking rafts. Partial proceeds from the event will benefit RIAC and Sea-Watch.

June 24: US premiere of "To the Four Winds," director Michael Toesca's documentary about French farmer C├ędric Herrou, who turned his backyard into a shelter for immigrants crossing the border from Italy into France's Roya Valley and will do anything to help them-even risking his own freedom - and challenging French immigration policies that make it impossible for these families to set foot on French ground and seek asylum.

Location:
Studio Cinema
376 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA 02478

Sponsor(s): Belmont World Film
Time(s): 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: General Admission in advance online: $11.00, Seniors & Students in advance online: $9.00, General Admission at the door with cash: $12.00, Seniors & Students at the door with cash: $10.00,
Phone: 617-484-3980
Email: egitelman@belmontworldfilm.org
Website: http://go.evvnt.com/427349-2?pid=4563

Date Added: Thursday, May 09, 2019
All information is subject to change.

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