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Bratislava’s Global Migration Film Festival ends today

Bratislava, Slovakia – The 3rd annual Global Migration Film Festival organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) at Kino Lumière in Bratislava enters its second and final day today with the screening of Abu Adnan: Adnan’s Father and the documentary Invisibles.

“The IOM is offering interesting films about one of the biggest contemporary phenomenon of the year,” said Zuzana Vatráľová, head of the IOM’s Bratislava Office, in a press release.

Today’s feature film, Abu Adnan: Adnan’s Father, is a poignant film about a refugee doctor who flees Syria in the midst of the civil war to establish a new life in Denmark with his son Adnan. It will be followed by Invisibles, a powerful documentary on the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the complexity of the conflict, and the potential impact of concentrated migration on certain areas of Europe. Bushfallers: A Journey of Chasing Dreams, a documentary on the Cameroonian diaspora, was screened yesterday.

You can catch today’s films at Kino Lumière at 6:30 pm. Tickets are free. All films will be screened in original version with English and Slovak subtitles.

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Abu Adnan is a poignant film about a refugee doctor who flees Syria in the midst of the civil war to establish a new life in Denmark with his son.

Launched in 2016, the Global Migration Film Festival celebrates the connection between cinema and migration. Professional and emerging filmmakers are invited to submit films about the migrant experience according to the established theme. Most of the chosen films reflect the complexity of migration between dreams and realities, social pressure and search for freedom.

The 2018 edition of the Film Festival began on 28 November and will run until 18 December – International Migrants Day – in over 100 cities including Abuja, Ankara, Baghdad and London.

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