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Global Migration Film Festival at Amirani Movie Theatre

By Mariam Chanishvili
Wednesday, December 12
Screenings under the Global Migration Film Festival in “Amirani” Movie Theatre will start from December 14.

The film list includes The Migrating Image, Strangers, Hidden, Apricot Groves, Compartments, Almost Together, etc.

Strangers – a short film sheds the light on the fear and fight that undocumented migrants have to live through every day. The film also shows the traumatic experiences that children face during and through the deportation process.

Hidden – explores the loneliness that can be a part of the migrant experience, as well as the universal desire for companionship.

Apricot Groves – illustrates the bittersweetness of reconnecting with a culture that may not be accepting of who you have become.

The screenings will take place on December 14, 15, 17, 18.

The final event takes place on International Migrants Day, which is observed on 18 December in accordance with Resolution 55/93 of the United Nations General Assembly, adopted in 2000.

The series of events are organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which is an intergovernmental organization that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers. In September 2016, it became a related organization of the United Nations.

Cinema and migration have a magical bond stretching back over a century ago when filmmakers, many of whom were immigrants themselves, began making movies that depicted a world on the move. Their films brought the dramatic, poignant and comic stories of migrants to diverse audiences, through images that provoked feeling amongst people of every culture.

The Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) features films and documentaries that capture the promise and challenges of migration and the unique contributions that migrants make to their new communities. The goal of the festival is to pave the way for larger discussion around one of the most prominent phenomena of our time.