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Film screenings for Refugee Film Week

24 November 2006

The UCL Refugee Volunteering Project is showing two acclaimed films to raise awareness of some of the problems faced by refugees around the world.

Michael Winterbottom's BAFTA-winning 'In This World', shown at 6.30pm on Monday 27 November in the Gavin de Bere Lecture Theatre, UCL Anatomy, tells the story of two young Afghans from a refugee camp in Pakistan who escape with people smugglers. Jamal and Enayat's dangerous journey leads them along the 'silk road' through Pakistan, Iran and Turkey towards London.

'Turtles Can fly', by Bahman Ghobadi, is set in a Kurdish refugee camp just before the US invasion of Iraq. It follows Satellite, Henkov and Agrin, three orphaned children trying to survive the harsh realities of daily life in a refugee community. 'Turtles Can Fly' will be shown at 6.30pm on Thursday 30 November in Room 1.02, Malet Place Engineering Building.

Entry to both events is free, but donations to the UCL Refugee Volunteering Project are welcome.

To find out more, email refugeeproject@ucl.ac.uk.