Bristol No Borders@ The Cube Cinema (Part of Refugee Week 14th-20th June)
Wednesday 16th June 8pm
As part one of a two night special introduced by Bristol No Borders during Refugee Week (14th – 20th June) we present a number of short films portraying local and global resistance to the international border regime(s). These will include a film called “Passengers” made by local film maker-activist Lucie Jade in Calais. This serves as excellent prelude to tomorrow nights screening of “Welcome”. Lucie will be among panel of activists to answer your questions and facilitate discussion after the films.
Thursday 17th 8pm
Following on from its huge success at the French box office Bristol No Borders and Calais Migrant Solidarity (Bristol) bring Welcome (2009) to the cube. The film will be followed by a short update on the current situation in Calais, a humanitarian crisis wildly distorted by the British media.
Calais Migrant Solidarity (Bristol) is a group involved in direct
solidarity in Calais with migrants.
‘A gripping French contribution to the cycle of movies about exile and refugees, this centres on the friendship between a swimming instructor at the Calais municipal baths (the excellent Vincent Lindon) and a
17-year-old Iraqi Kurd bent on swimming the channel to be reunited with his girlfriend in London. The film’s chief revelation is the way French officialdom treats both the illegal immigrants and French citizens who assist them. They effectively bring back the terrible, corrosive spirit of the Occupation.’ Philip French, ‘The Observer’.