1. Against All Hope


    from Art and Justice League / Added

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    http://www.artandjustice.org facebook.com/artandjustice twitter.com/artandjustice Against All Hope is a short documentary about Karen refugees and internally displaced people in Burma. Flim by: Art and Justice League Directed & Produced by: Anthony Lee Camera Operator & Sound: Ben Drake Camera Operator & Interviewer: Maria Martinez Director of Photography: Kara Orendorf Sound & Assistant Editor: Matt Raj Camera Operator: Jonah Pyhala Assistant Camera Crew: Ted Davis, Brent Manke Music by: Andrea Ball, Neah Lee, Moby Photos by: KHRG (Karen Human Right Group) Links: http://www.khrg.org/ http://www.globalrefuge.org/ http://www.myspace.com/ballandrea http://www.neahleemusic.com/

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    • Kakuma's Kids


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      Kakuma’s Kids give their account of Kakuma Refugee camp, a camp that has welcomed many nationalities of Africa and developed into an important part of Kakuma, a small town in Northwestern Kenya. Official selection Suffolk Film Festival A film by Ross Casswell with thanks to www.mystartproject.com

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      • The Sound of Walking by Barbara Shipka


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        The story begins with my arrival at a refugee camp near Al Gedaref in The Sudan in January of 1985. As the story unfolds, it is really about questions I still hold today - of how best to make a difference at the global level with my one small contribution. Photos and music used with permission. I found the photos on Flickr. They were taken by a professional photographer who was in the same camp at the very same time as I was though we did not meet. The music is by Michael Mollura and is the theme of the movie "Climate Refugees."

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        • Displaced and Desperate: Doro, South Sudan


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          For several years I've been studying Sudan's political turmoil and the resulting migrations of tribes around and into South Sudan as border tensions fluctuate. These tensions are not new to a country divided not only ethnically, but spiritually and economically as a predominant Arab government in Khartoum has, until recent history, held the economic purse strings for a largely animist, agriculturally based South Sudan. On July 9, 2011, South Sudan voted to secede from the North splitting the country in half and taking with it most of the country's oil reserves. Tensions grew into armed conflicts along the new border. Suddenly choices about where to live and raise families had to be made for the marginalized living along the border. Where to farm and find food? Many times splintered by blasts in the black of night, tribes ran blindly into the bush seeking refuge. Tightly knit for generations these tribes, having relied--with their lives--for years on one another, now had unraveled and become refugees within their own country. This is a mere snapshot of these lives.

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          • Between 2 Fires | Dwa ognie | Refugee Camp


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            fragment of feature film A young mother with her daughter escapes child trafficking in their home country Belarus just to end up in a refugee camp in northern Sweden. In her vulnerable situation she becomes a easy target for her surrounding. Soon enough she get put in front of extreme choices which turns her life to a nightmare. director - Agnieszka Łukasiak writer - Agnieszka Łukasiak editor - Marcin Kot Bastkowski dop - Hubert Taczanowski music - Antoni Łazarkiewicz producer - Peter Kropenin co-producer - Dariusz Jabloński, Violetta Kamińska, Izabela Wójcik production - Hob, Apple Film Productions Sweden / Poland 2010 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1447493/ http://www.filmpolski.pl/fp/index.php/1225807

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            • Bridges to Afghanistan


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              Join the Movement: www.childrenscultureconnection.com/bridges Produced for the Children's Culture Connection + Shahista and his friends Director + Editor: Towle Neu Producers: Dina Fesler + Elissa Bogos Concept by: Elissa Bogos Afghanistan director and camera operator: Elissa Bogos (Afghanistan) Camera Operators (US): Rich Koechlein Towle Neu Jim Nihart Music: Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap Thanks to The Temper Trap for the use of their music.

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              • A Life on Hold


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                A film by Nick Francis (speak-it.org) & Marc Silver (marcsilver.net) An intimate portrait of Omar, a 17 year old stranded in a refugee camp since the 2011 war in Libya. The film offers a unique perspective of one person amongst thousands waiting for a chance to start their life again in a safe country. When war broke out earlier this year in Libya, thousands of refugees from countries such as Somalia, Sudan, and Eritrea, who were living in or transiting through the country at the time, were forced to flee for their lives yet again. They are now waiting in refugee camps along the Tunisian and Egyptian borders - unable to return home due to war or persecution, unable to return to Libya due to ongoing violence and discrimination, and unable to stay in Tunisia or Egypt, countries both undergoing their own political upheavals. Watch the second part of Omar's story, Rain is Beautiful, here: https://vimeo.com/47300094

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                • Dadaab Refugee Camp


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                  Short Description of Film: "Dadaab: A Somali Struggle" is a 12 minute documentary examining the conditions of this refugee camp in North Eastern Kenya. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has declared Somalia to be the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. It has also declared Dadaab to be the largest refugee camp in the world. Dadaab was designed to house 90,000 refugees. It is now home to 290,000 people, primarily Somalis. This film examines the ability of the UNHCR and other humanitarian organizations to fulfill basic needs of the people it serves under these extreme conditions.

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                  • TETESCHA US


                    from Stefanie Wuschitz / Added

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                    The animated film "Tetescha Us" proceeds from a double aporia: the fact that neutral representations of the Middle East conflict raise unrealistic expectations and the impossibility of presenting them as intact narratives. The starting point is a comic workshop which filmmaker Stefanie Wuschitz organized in the Beddawi Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon. Palestinian girls aged 11 to 13 draw their visions of a different reality in which fish and butterflies, mermen and mermaids can marry. The drawings reflect their experiences with social exclusion resulting from the strict ethnic and religious fragmentation in Lebanon. Wuschitz avoids stereotypical representations of refugees and camps by drawing a few lines on a white background to portray the protagonists and settings of her video footage, adding audio recordings and text inserts afterward. The resulting degree of abstraction excludes patterns of reception and playfully establishes new webs of symbolic meaning. For a few seconds tall buildings shoot from fine black lines in postwar Beirut, and party scenes are formed immediately thereafter. Political opponents fight their battles on television screens. Fleeting tableaus, sounds and isolated statements build in intensity and overlap. The voices of refugees from Beddawi fade away in this new Lebanon at an invisible sound barrier. Four hundred thousand have waited to return since Israel was founded in 1948. An NGO employee says that girls are again being married off at extremely young ages these days. Do neo-patriarchal orders reflect fading hopes? At the film’s conclusion Wuschitz doesn’t let the images crumble; instead people rise above themselves. They climb onto buildings and cliffs and, similar to a fragment of dialogue – “Marry or jump?” – they have already decided. (Gunnar Landsgesell) Translation: Steve Wilder

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                    • Say hello to the world for us


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                      "Say hello to the world for us" offers a compassionate and refreshingly unique look at the West Bank through the eyes and music of two young, maybe slightly naive, but intensely passionate violinists. It follows their travels from Amman to Bethlehem and back, as they perform and give workshops to eager children along the way. As the trip unfolds, they reach a new understanding about what it means to be Classical musicians and human beings. Lauren and Holly both study the violin under professor Milan Vitek at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Lauren was born and raised in Amman, Jordan, and is fluent in Arabic. Holly was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, but spent most of her childhood in Missouri. To get involved, please visit these organizations: http://www.musicharvest.org/ http://www.holylandtrust.org/ http://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/ http://www.madaasilwan.org/

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