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Refugee Film Festival
June 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
In partnership with Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour-ATL, the Center for Civil and Human Rights invites you to participate in a screening of short films centered on the refugee situation around the globe.
Doors open at 6:00 PM and guests are invited to explore our Voice the Voiceless Gallery that features the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection.
Program begins at 6:30 PM.
The Sculptor of Damascus – A poignant film that puts a powerful face on the Syrian refugee situation. In Mehyar, we discover a peaceful young man who is tortured of the abandonment of his family, who has dreams to be an artist and who seeks, more than anything, to survive.
How We Choose – After years of war, concert blockades, corruption, suicide bombings and the departure of friends and family for safer countries, there are few opportunities left in Kabul, Afghanistan. This film follows several people as they grapple with the heart-wrenching decision to leave their motherland and start over again in a new country. The optimists who stay do so because of their desire to bring about positive change and to help create a hopeful future where suicide attacks are not part of daily life. Staying and going each present much to be lost, as well as gained
50 Feet from Syria – This film focuses on a Syrian-American doctor named Hisham Bismar, who leaves his comfortable practice in the U.S. to work in a Turkish hospital 50 feet from the border of Syria. The horrors he sees, and the humanity we witness, are indelible and essential.
Nascent – Two children, a Christian boy and a Muslim girl, give their perspectives on growing up in the divided and desperately poor Central African Republic. Despite differences in their upbringings and religious backgrounds, the pair share a hopeful vision of peace that would allow them to be friends.