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Film Screening: Migrating, Past and Present
Tue 30 August 2016, 18:30 – 22:00 BST
Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life (Dir. Merian C. Cooper, 1925)
Salam Neighbour (Dir. Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, 2015)
With support from Between the Borders magazine and the L15 Projector and Cinema Co-operative, this double-bill presents two accounts of migration. Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Lifeis a documentary that portrays the Bakhtiari people of Iran travelling with their herd to the grasslands. Salam Neighbour is filmed inside a refugee camp on the Syrian border, 90 years later. Together, these two films investigate the difference in rights across history. The screening is a response to the difficult situation that migrants and refugees currently face, and to the international scope of the Biennial.
Between the Borders are a collective of people with and without citizenship in the UK, who produce diverse publications and events.
The L15 Projector and Cinema Co-op has been established on the principles of community, collectivism and a shared love of film. They value and promote the importance of accessible and active film consumption.