World Refugee Day Film Screenings

Jun 20th, 2018

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


19 DaysEverybodys children

Join us for the screening of two NFB short films and one independent short film for World Refugee Day:

19 Days (26mins)

Everybody’s Children (52mins)

Finding Water (33mins)

The first film will start at 1 pm on Wednesday June 20th and we will continuing alternating the films until 4pm.

Thank you to the Mary C. Moore Public Library in Lacombe for loaning the NFB films!


19 Days | Asha Siad & Roda Siad, 2016 | 26 min |

This short documentary follows several refugee families during their first 19 days in Canada, as they navigate an unfamiliar terrain that has suddenly become their home. Located in the quiet Calgary neighbourhood of Bridgeland, the Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre is the starting point for government-assisted refugees who arrive in the city. During the 19-day timeline established by the federal government, an initial assessment is done and refugees are assisted with everything from airport reception and orientation to referrals, documents, and counselling.

19 Days reveals the human side of the refugee resettlement process. A unique look at the global migration crisis and one particular stage of asylum, it lays plain the realities faced on the difficult road towards integration.

Everybody's Children | Monika Delmos, 2008 | 51 min

Monika Delmos's documentary captures a year in the life of two teenage refugees, Joyce and Sallieu, who have left their own countries to make a new life in Ontario. Joyce, 17, left the Democratic Republic of Congo to avoid being forced into prostitution by her family. Sallieu, 16, had witnessed the murder of his mother as a young boy in wartorn Sierra Leone.

Delmos follows them as they bear the normal pressures of being a teenager while simultaneously undergoing the refugee application process. She shows how the guidance and support of a handful of people make a real difference in the day-to-day lives of these children.

Finding Water Red Van Studio Inc., 2018| 33 min.

A short documentary which follows a team of geoscientists to the heart of the UN's refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya, as they work tirelessly to find new sources of fresh water for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and local Turkana people.


Check out the free events/activities taking place at the HUB on Ross Street and Festival Hall (East side of Memorial Centre).

4936 50 St., Red Deer, AB

10 am— 1 pm
Drop-in Art Activities: Clay art, Drawing, and Painting

1:15 pm—2 pm

4214 58 Street, Red Deer, AB

4:30 pm—5:45 pm
Interactive Events: Local Speaker & Panel Discussion

6 pm—7:30 pm
Free Community Dinner and Performance by local refugee children’s group—MS Priceless Brains

For more information or to RSVP for the Community Dinner and Performance:
Contact Sadia or Jan at 403-346-8818

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