Oksijan: Film Screening + Panel Discussion and Q&A

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Ground Floor Lecture Theatre 3

Ken Edwards Building

University of Leicester, University Road

Leicester

LE1 7RH

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Leicester City Football Club​ had just won the English Premier League Championship and it was a time of great celebration for the city, when 7-year-old Ahmad saved the lives of the 15 people in Leicester Forest East.

Oksijan (dir., Edward Watts, 2017) tells the story of what happened.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with:
● film producers, Caroline Lawrence and Beatrice Warren,
● one of the people on whose experiences the film is based,
● one or more people from the MEENA Centre in Birmingham (which grew from The 'Unofficial' Women and Children's Centre​ in Calais) who have been supporting the young people whose experiences inspired the film, and
● University of Leicester lecturer in Media and Communication, Dr Maria Rovisco.

Ahmad was subsequently shortlisted for the 2016 Heroes of Leicestershire Award.

The film screening and panel discussion will be chaired by Dafni Mangalousi, a PhD candidate in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester.

People can register to attend through
● Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oksijan-film-screening-panel-discussion-and-qa-tickets-52973209295) or
● Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1957973254420097/).

Co-organised by the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) and the Leicester Migration Network at the University of Leicester, the film screening is free and open to all.

The festival will be accepting donations that will go to the MEENA Centre to support the work the centre is doing.

About The Festival

The Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival runs from 4 December through to 10 December every year.

The Festival aims to explore human rights issues through a series of events that are free and open to all and which include panel events, film, music and art. The Festival aims to give people a platform through which to engage with human rights issues at home and abroad. The Festival also aims to draw attention to International Human Rights Day which is celebrated annually, around the world, on December 10.

The programme for the 2018 festival is available here.

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Ground Floor Lecture Theatre 3

Ken Edwards Building

University of Leicester, University Road

Leicester

LE1 7RH

United Kingdom

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