Global Shorts Forum: Refugee Reality
Iceland/Greece, 2017, 25 min, 42 sec.
Director - Ludvik Pall Ludviksson
Brave volunteers guard the beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos as first response teams on the scene to help refugees arriving from the sea.
Rain on the Border (Fantassut)
Canada/Greece, 2016, 15 min
Director - Federica Foglia
11,000 refugees have been stranded for months in the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek/Macedonian border. This short documentary is a glimpse of their lives in a forgotten twilight zone, as they wait for the European borders to open.
UK, 2016, 13 min, 56 sec.
Director - Tal Amiran
Neculai, Aurel and Raj all left their homes in Romania for the same reason - to seek a better life for their family. Now, in Britain, with their loved ones depending on them, they survive by creating sand sculptures on London’s streets.
Malawi, 2016, 15 min, 16 sec.
Director - Nate Hochstetler
In a country inundated with orphans, one NGO provides refuge for some of the children left behind.
Toward the Sun (Hacia El Sol)
USA/UK, 2017, 19 min, 45 sec.
Director - Monica Santis
A 12 year old girl confronts her scarring past when she is placed at an immigrant children's shelter for unaccompanied minors in Texas.
To Breathe Free
USA, 2016, 16 min, 01 sec.
Director - David Barnhart
To Breathe Free follows the 5-year journey of a Syrian family fleeing the war in Homs to the refugee camps in Jordan and starting a new life in Washington, D.C.