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Journeys into Film

By Parang Khezri, Bircan Birol, Wisam Al-Jafari, Parham Ghalamdar, Eric Ngalle Charles and Greg Lewis.

June 14 - 20

After another series of lockdowns, tears and tiers, the Journeys into Film programme has returned for a selection of lively cinema screenings and films you can enjoy from home too.

A fantastic range of submissions was offered to the programme, and we have selected 6 films that offer both artistic intrigue and an injection of the reality of displacement and seeking refuge. This selection of contemporary short films looks to collective experiences of displacement: focusing on the stories of the sounds, languages, histories, and memories which shape our relationship to space and identity.

Each film has been selected because of its affective and creative qualities. At Journeys into Film we enjoy taking an artist led approach, and working collaboratively to create inclusive events. In the production of this programme, we ask ourselves “Does this film challenges us?” and “Does it challenge the hostile environment?"


During Refugee Week (14 - 20 June) you'll be able to book your free tickets to view the series of shortfilms, at a time of your choice, here.


This series of short films features The Little Whale on the Beach by Parang Khezri, My Name is Anik by Bircan Birol, Ambience by Wisam Al-Jafari, Birds or Borders by Parham Ghalamder and This is Not a Poem by Eric Ngalle Charles and Greg Lewis.

Until then, why not have a look back at our short film commissioned for Freedom of Movement as part of Journeys Festival International 2020, which you can view below.

Journeys into Film is funded Film Hub North and Film Hub Midlands, National Lottery Community Fund and Arts Council England.

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