09: Refugee Stories
THE ARTISTS FORUM Presents: “Refugee Stories” featuring a special online screening of two award-winning, moving, and creatively composed documentaries, “Voices From Kaw Thoo Lei” by Martha Gorzycki (US) and “On Exile” by José Carlos Teixeira (Portugal). (Total Program Runtime: 55:14)
Part of our new online showcase series, this program features works from THE ARTISTS FORUM FESTIVAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE and includes a discussion with our featured filmmakers.
ABOUT THE FILMS:
Voices from Kaw Thoo Lei – (Documentary) 10:45 min (2016) Writer/Director: Martha Gorzycki (US). Karen people from Burma speak about surviving terrorism and genocide inflicted by the Burmese military government. Over 10,000 photos animate a sentient landscape over which Voices from Kaw Thoo Lei may be heard.
On Exile – (Documentary) 27:00 min (2018) Writer/Director: Jose Carlos Teixeira (Portugal). Moving testimonies of Syrian and Somalian Muslim refugees in the US. The film shows intimate psychological portraits, allowing them full personal/political agency.
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🎬 Original premiere dates: August 22 – August 28, 2020.