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Migrant Experiences

Films about their feelings, struggles and dilemmas

    Dreams

    Nayib Moran, 2012

    Dreams

    An interview to a Mexican inmigrant who paints children faces in Alameda de Hércules square in Seville

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    I-dentity

    Lucrezia Pollice, 2017

    I-dentity

    The film features a diverse mix of 18 actors all telling the same story. The film intends to invite young Muslims from around the UK to share their stories.

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    Demonstration Call Out

    Khalid Jone & AbdiHakin Nuur, 2018

    Demonstration Call Out

    This is a videocall to ask citizens of Amsterdam to join the demonstration in April 2018 in Amsterdam to raise awareness for the violation of human rights of undocumented refugees in Amsterdam.

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    Work Out

    Abdi Deeq, 2017

    Work Out

    A young underage Afghan migrant flees into Turkey not knowing where to go or what to do next. While preparing for his next journey into Europe, he practices hard and soft kicks.

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    Calling Home

    Jade Jackman, 2017

    Calling Home

    Through phone recordings, we document the reality of being a female asylum seeker inside Yarls Wood detention centre.

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    Flight

    Voices of London, 2018

    Flight

    Young muslim voices

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    We Are Here Intermezzo

    Eric Bimule, 2018

    We Are Here Intermezzo

    Informative video about the situation of undocumented migrants of We Are Here in Amsterdam.

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    My Life With Cricket

    Faseeh Choudhary, 2016

    My Life With Cricket

    14 year old Faseeh Choudhary tells the story about how his favourite sport, cricket, has followed him through life, from Pakistan to Sweden. He uses a digital story telling technique with still images combined with a personal voice recording.

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    Survivor

    British Red Cross, 2018

    Survivor

    A once died man comes back to life

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    Video report: Eviction in Diemen

    Gadaa Hunde, 2018

    Video report: Eviction in Diemen

    In this Video Refugee and journalist Gadaa Hunde (28) interviews refugees and supporters at the eviction of an occupied building in Diemen-Amsterdam.

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    A Borderless World

    Abdi Deeq, 2017

    A Borderless World

    A glimpse into the journey taken by the unaccompanied asylum-seeking youth in Turkey.

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    Don't Bully My Pronunciation

    Nadia Aryeetey, 2014

    Don't Bully My Pronunciation

    15 year old Nadia tells about how it felt for her to go to a Swedish school when she was new in Sweden, and she struggled with the Sweidsh language.

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    Vlog 5: They Are Welcome

    Eric Bimule, 2018

    Vlog 5: They Are Welcome

    Vlogger and refugee Eric Bimule (26) questions people on the street about hospitality in the Netherlands. Do Dutch people really give oppurtunity to refugees entering the Netherlands. Are refugees allowed to work and do they get acces to education?

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    Vlog 3: Illegal Asylumseekers

    Eric Bimule, 2018

    Vlog 3: Illegal Asylumseekers

    Vlogger and refugee Eric Bimule (26) questions the use of the word 'illegals', in this vlog he interviews people on what they think about the word and why people use the word. No person is illegal!

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    Vlog 6: It Is Not Safe There

    Eric Bimule, 2018

    Vlog 6: It Is Not Safe There

    Vlogger and refugee Eric Bimule (26) joins a demonstration (January 2018) in The Hague. The protest is about a deportation of an asylumseeker to Sudan.

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    Vlog 7: Imprisonment

    Eric Bimule, 2018

    Vlog 7: Imprisonment

    Vlogger and refugee Eric Bimule (26) questions alien detentiun. Why are people lockup if they didn't do any crime. Only because they don't have a passport.

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    Crossing

    Ibsa Abdé and Cheikh Oumar Traoré, 2015

    Crossing

    Cheikh Oumar and Ibsa tell us how they cross the sea to come France, the difficulties they encountered and how they have finally made it to Europe.

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    Vlog 1: What is a refugee?

    Eric Bimule, 2018

    Vlog 1: What is a refugee?

    Vlogger and refugee Eric Bimule (26) walks through the city and asks random people on the street in the Netherlands: What is a refugee?

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    It’s Not Hard

    Mulham Mohamed Hidel, 2018

    It’s Not Hard

    “You can change your life for the better despite the difficult circumstances you face.” (quote from filmmaker)

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    The World Is Fine

    Karim Al Rabat, 2018

    The World Is Fine

    “Do not give up, things will become better. After the rain comes the rainbow, it will shine after the storm.” (quote from the filmmaker)

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    A Distance

    Ohmid Noori and Bassir Safi, 2013

    A Distance

    Bassir wants to come to France, but he has no money, can his brother Ohmid that is already in Marseille help him.

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    Proof

    Alicja Plachówna-Vasilevska, 2013

    Proof

    Does your husband sugar his tea? What colour is your wife's toothbrush? Which side of the bed does your wife sleep on? Alicja Plachówna (PL) could answer such questions in the middle of the night without hesitation. That is why her husband Boyan isn't "illegal" in Poland.

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    María Dolores

    Ellavled Alcano, Marta Girón, Pablo Domínguez, 2014

    María Dolores

    Maria Dolores, a fanatical South American, crosses the pond with the firm intention of achieving his dream: seeing his idol.

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    A Tenant in Seville

    Michelle Picinić, 2012

    A Tenant in Seville

    An interview to Isa, a woman who has much contact with exchange students in Seville

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    Limbo

    Hamid Reza Rajaby, 2013

    Limbo

    "The first question they ask is 'Have you got any documentation?' It's kind of confusing, and sad sometimes"

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    Kikiriwikis

    Lucas Tello, 2012

    Kikiriwikis

    'When you get close to the border, the first thing you see is the huge fence, when you get closer, you look down, at the break in the fence, and you can see ants going across'

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    The Price of a Dream

    John Gómez, 2012

    The Price of a Dream

    'A long time ago, when the Earth was very young, a spirit helped people cross borders.'

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    Saudade (Transition)

    Wilson Teixeira "ICHA", 2012

    Saudade (Transition)

    This film was made by Wilson Teixeira 'ICHA' from Portugal for the Chez Nous programme.

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    Smuggler's ABC

    Magdalena Kuzar, 2013

    Smuggler's ABC

    "Hi, welcome again. Long time no see!" - a young girl speaks to a webcam. This could be the beginning of one of the thousands of video manuals about make-up or fashion. It could be, but the recording won't suggest the most trendy colours. Instead we will learn to effectively smuggle alcohol and cigarettes through the border.

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    Migrant-Settler

    Hülya Mete, 2013

    Migrant-Settler

    “You are a frail migrant, how dare you aspire living in Byzantine? Get going and carry on or you will get a slap on your neck.”

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    Ebb and Tide

    Akile Nazli Kaya, 2010

    Ebb and Tide

    A young woman who reads from her diaries about her life in the Czech Republic while showing the life of her parents from Turkey

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    Saddler

    Memduh Can Tanyeli, 2013

    Saddler

    4 bankruptcies, 3 cities changed, what else could go wrong?

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    Bread with Roses, Roses with Bread

    Handan Kaygusuz, 2013

    Bread with Roses, Roses with Bread

    Every year, seasonal worker families of Arab origin start out their journey on a tractor from Urfa to Eskisehir and try to hold on to life in an area covered with almost 2500 tents.

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    My Mother Tongue

    Jade Day, Levine Grant, Romana Khan, Nadiya gonsalves, 2010

    My Mother Tongue

    A documentary about 3 young people that moved to London when they were children.

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    Self Portrait. Migration's Biographies

    Ariana S. Cota, 2012

    Self Portrait. Migration's Biographies

    The idea arose from a conflict over two issues: the fact that looking back, I have always tried to live where I was born; and throughout my life I have shared the story of loved ones who have been migrants and immigrants.

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    Crossing

    David Gallardo, 2012

    Crossing

    'To be migrant is different, to be migrant penguin is even much more different'

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    Saved by Seville

    Claire McCartney, 2012

    Saved by Seville

    How living abroad helped a girl getting over her anxiety problems.

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    Travelling

    Francesca Togni, 2006

    Travelling

    Documentary film made by Francesca Togni (born 1990) from Italy.

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    Uganda Refugee Heritage Project

    Clapham Film Unit, 2011

    Uganda Refugee Heritage Project

    A short double-bill that tells the stories of Paul and Isaac, two Ugandan refugees that left the country when they were young and have lived in London since.

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    I'm Here To Stay

    Ngoné Hajjar / Chez Nous, 2012

    I'm Here To Stay

    A black girl sits next to an old white man on the metro in Paris.

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    Jorge

    Lucas Tello Pérez, 2012

    Jorge

    Jorge is a Senegalese inmigrant who lives in Jerez de la Frontera

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    Congratulations

    Salih Ahmed, 2013

    Congratulations

    Learning a new language can be challenging, but when you move to a new country and don't speak the native tongue, there's a lot more pressure to try.

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    First Steps (Sorry + Please)

    Cedoux Kadima, 2013

    First Steps (Sorry + Please)

    When Cedoux Kadima first came to the UK, he spoke no English, and had to try and navigate his way through London, picking up occasional words here and there.

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    Separation

    Pınar Idil Yakut, 2013

    Separation

    ”Actually this place is not like a new home, but more like a new world. Everything is foreign, complicated here. All the things we learned all my life are not applicable.”

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    Merveille

    Aminata Hajjar / Chez Nous, 2012

    Merveille

    Aminata writes a letter to a friend, who has been evicted and sent to live in Belgium.

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    Inmate

    María Jesús Valenzuela, 2012

    Inmate

    Inmate is a reflection about space, as a physical and existential need.

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    Nazli in Zlin - Lost in Translation

    Akile Nazli Kaya, 2006

    Nazli in Zlin - Lost in Translation

    Story about Nazli's communication problems as a Turkish arriving in Zlin (Czech Republic) without even knowing a single word in Czech.

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    Communication

    Alicja, 2013

    Communication

    Alicja initially found it difficult to express herself, and found inventive new ways to get her messages across.

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