‘Cinema in Refuge’ is a Syrian Travelling Human Rights Film Festival (Cinema in Refuge), that highlights films by young Syrians film amateurs, in addition to international films to be selected addressing human rights issues intersect with Syrian refugees issues, and with human rights issues in general. It also focuses on awareness films to sensitize the target audience into in depth analysis and understanding of this new reality in the region.
The festival will screen films and feature debates and cultural activities in refugee clusters and cities that host refugees and local communities, held through 3 stations: Jordan as a first station, Turkey & Lebanon as a second station, and Europe as a later station.
Each station will screen films during three consecutive days, in premises and venues inside each hosting country, these screenings will be facilitated by the team of the festival and the directors/producers of the films. In addition, a number of cultural and artistic events, workshops and discussions, and theatre scratches where the refugees can speak out, will be held. They will be designed according to the needs of the Syrian community in the hosting country, and according to the available means and resources in that place. Therefore, the parallel activities will vary, not only from each station to another, but also from each country to another.
The name of the festival “Cinema in Refuge” is compatible with the general situation of the Syrian people, fleeing toward a space that allows creativity and new prospects, and thus life.