Join The People’s Film Club for an evening of film, discussion and action as we screen a selection of short films exploring refuge and asylum. Based on the theme of ‘home’, we’ve got four stellar shorts lined up for you – this isn’t an evening you’ll want to miss! We’ll start the night with music and drinks before the screening, and sit tight for the panel discussion afterwards (panelists TBA). As usual, all proceeds go to charity.
★ Refuge (Dir: Matthew K. Firpo, Documentary, 2016)

Refuge is a multimedia project chronicling human stories from the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. Shot on location in Greece, January 2016.

★ Oksijan (Dir: Edward Watts, Live Action, 2017)

The incredible true story of a 7-year old Afghan refugee who was being smuggled to the UK in a refrigerated lorry when the oxygen inside began to run out.

★ The Island (Dir: Gabrielle Brady, Documentary, 2017)

Christmas Island, off the coast of Australia: here 50 million crabs make their slow and ancient migration, while thousands of people seeking asylum are indefinitely held in a high security detention facility. Poh Lin, a trauma counsellor living on the island, bears witness to the dramatic stories and decline of those being detained.

★ Flight (Dir: Laura Wadha, Documentary, 2017)

Two young sisters who arrive in Sweden having fled the war in Syria are becoming teenagers in a new world. They try to hold on to the fond memories of their once beautiful home while struggling to deal with the repercussions of growing up surrounded by war.

All proceeds from the evening will go to the wonderful MEENA Centre (previously The Unofficial Women and Children’s Centre in Calais), which supports women and children refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
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30/04/2018 - 8:30 pm

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Doors: 8PM

Screenings: 8.30PM

Ticket Information

-Airline seat: £7.50 + Booking fees


Please arrive early to buy drinks at the bar.


IOL has step free access but contact us should you have special requirements.