Join NYU Abu Dhabi and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency for a film screening in honor of World Refugee Day. We will be screening two short documentaries followed by a Q&A.

Desperate Journeys is a film based on Khaled Hosseini’s visits to refugees in Lebanon and Italy in July 2018. Its release ties in with that of the namesake UNHCR report, which provides an overview of the changing patterns of movement to and through Europe and challenges and risks those seeking international protection face in accessing territory and asylum procedures. The Desperate Journeys report and film were released on September 3, 2018 to coincide with the 3rd anniversary of Alan Kurdi’s death and the release of Sea Prayer, a short story written by Khaled Hosseini. Find out more about Khaled’s work with UNHCR.

4.1 Miles is a 2016 short documentary film about a Hellenic Coast Guard captain on the Greek island of Lesbos charged with the task of saving thousands of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea during the European migrant crisis. The film is directed by Daphne Matziaraki.

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