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Messages from Paradise
Sponsored by the Migration Research Unit, UCL Geography
Venue: 28 January 2010, 5-7pm
26 Bedford Way, Lower Ground (LG) 04, WC1H 0AP
Messages from Paradise #1
Egypt : Austria
About the Permanent Longing for elsewhere
A documentary film by Daniela Swarowsky and Samuli Schielke (who will be present for questions after the screening).
In a village in Egypt, young men dream of migrating to Europe where they hope to realise all the good things they lack at home: money, freedom, new horizons. In Vienna, Egyptian migrants long back home. Their tales of migration reveal that the realities of living in Europe are more complex and nuanced than they themselves might have dreamt of. Paradise, both sides of this fictional dialogue tell, is always elsewhere. And perhaps happiness lies not in making old dreams come true, but in finding new ones.
for more info: http://zimweb.nl/paradise/
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