Short Films at LSE
The Frontline Club is delighted to partner with the London School of Economics in programming an evening of short films during the 2015 Literary Festival.
This is an external screening taking place at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre (New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ). The event is free and open to all.
E-tickets will be available to book online after 10am on Tuesday 3 February via LSE E Shop.
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Habib and his family were forced to flee their native village in southeast Turkey 25 years ago and moved to Istanbul. Habib returned to his village seven years ago, while his first family didn’t. He remarried and had four more children but misses his only son Ramazan. When Ramazan decides to visit the village for the first time since he was five, Habib will try anything to make his stay permanent. Directed by Reber Dosky | Duration: 25′ | Year: 2014
A bleak tale of lost Lebanese souls in Greece unfolds over the course of a telephone conversation between friends. Stranded in a country gripped by economic catastrophe, refugees have resorted to desperate measures to buy hard drugs for fleeting solace. Directed by Mahdi Fleifel | Duration: 14′ | Year: 2013
Two at the Border
Based in the Turkish city of Edirne, Ali and Naser help refugees cross the border into Greece. European authorities are working hard to patrol the border, which makes the crossing increasingly difficult. In between the preparations to get their clients out of Turkey, they hang around their apartment, smoke and chat about their families at home, where they hope to return one day. Directed by Tuna Kaptan and Felicitas Sonvilla | Duration: 30′ | Year: 2013.
In October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sunk off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa. More than 360 people drowned. Abraham, one of the survivors, walks through a graveyard of shipwrecks and vividly remembers the nightmarish experience. Meanwhile at the harbour, hundreds of coffins are being loaded onto a military ship. Directed by Morgan Knibbe | Duration: 14′ | Year: 2014