MOVIE FORUM
A tool to learn more about migration
All of the films were selected to entertain and teach more about the worldwide issue.
Movies can be shown in youth centers or watched by groups of friends as an entertaining alternative educational experience, and serve as the focus for youth discussions.
Your creativity is the only limit to the educational use of selected films.
“Movie Forum” is a combination of watching a movie and having a discussion afterwards. The main aim of “Movie Forum” is to speak out loud the notions and values important for active citizenship, solidarity and inclusion as well as for better understanding of the issue.
    • Did you learn anything from this movie? If you did, what was it?
    • What is the message of this movie? Do you agree or disagree with it?
    • Was there something you didn’t understand about the movie? What was that?
    • Did anything that happened in this movie remind you of something that has occurred in your own life or that you have seen occur to others?
    • What were you thinking as you finished watching the film?
    • Would you recommend this movie to a friend? Explain your reasons.
    • What part of the story told by the movie was the most powerful? Why?
    • If you had a chance to ask a character in this movie a question, what would it be?
    • What feelings did you share with any of the characters in the movie?
Hotel Rwanda recounts the efforts of hotelier Paul Rusesabagina to save his family and others during the 1994 genocide in the central African nation of Rwanda. The film is a harrowing portrayal of a country losing itself in chaos as the international community looked away.
This film is about what happens when an overpopulated world with lack of resources and a changing climate all collide with each other. An intersection of humanity that many are calling the greatest challenge mankind will ever face. If an "Inconvenient Truth" was about what causes climate change.
Chasing Asylum tells the story of Australia's cruel, inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, examining the human, political, financial and moral impact of current and previous policy.
The documentary “People of Nowhere” is increasing awareness of the plight of refugees by showing raw imagery of the daily struggles of these people and the conditions they are subjected to.
A film based on true stories about a group of refugees trying desperately to reach the holy land of freedom. A film about mankind's universal need to have dreams - and the courage to pursue these dreams, even though many of them dissolve into thin air.
Two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in this shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees.
The moviemaker follows local coast guard officers stationed off the Greek island of Lesbos, where thousands of migrants have braved the Mediterranean to flee conflicts at home.
Sayra, a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father, who intends to emigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Sayra's life collides with a pair of Mexican gang members who have boarded the same American-bound train.
The film documents the experiences of American filmmakers Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple when they lived among 85,000 Syrians in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp. The filmmakers, spent a month in Zaatari to cover what the UN Refugee Agency calls the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis.
Since civil war started in Syria in 2011, an estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes, half of them children. These children have fled unimaginable horror: the indiscriminate bombings of Bachar Al Assad's government, and ISIS' raping and beheading, only to find themselves trapped in makeshift camps or closed borders.
Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion.
In the 70's, a Cambodian middle-class girl sees the lives of her family and her turning upside-down when the Khmer Rouge invades Cambodia. They leave their comfortable apartment and lifestyle to live in a primitive working camp. Her father, a former officer, is killed and the family splits to survive.
After civil war broke out in Sierra Leone in 1991, thousands fled to the nearby country of Guinea. At a refugee camp, guitarist Francis Langba meets singer Reuben M. Koroma and his wife, Grace, and the three begin playing together. Over the years, the group expands to become a six-piece ensemble composed of fellow refugees.
Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Safe at last from physical danger and hunger, a world away from home, they find themselves confronted with the abundance and alienation of contemporary American suburbia.
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim?
The recently retired teacher Angelika decides, against her sceptical husband Richard's will, to take in a refugee. Soon afterwards, the young Nigerian Diallo moves into the Hartmann home, and a whirlwind of complications ensue.
Three Sri Lankan refugees pretend to be a family as they try to make better lives for themselves in a Parisian housing project.
The movie is about two young Afghan refugees struggling to survive a harrowing overland journey to London in search of a better life.
Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe.
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration.
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Stan
Stan
3 months ago

Amazing job to make the list of the best movies about migration!

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