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World Refugee Day: The Crossing

Central Library


In The Crossing director George Kurian follows a group of Syrian refugees as they flee their war-torn country. Journalists, engineers, a musician and a psychologist make a harrowing eight day journey on a small crowded fishing vessel. When they reach the shores of Europe, they realize the most difficult part of their journey still lies ahead.

55 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.

A panel discussion will follow the screening with participants...

Hasan Alam, lawyer, activist, and founding member of Critical Muslim Voices

Mohammed Alsaleh is a Syrian Canadian activist. Arriving in Canada as a refugee, he has been building a new life in Vancouver as a public speaker and helping other newcomers in B.C.

Iman Baobeid, a MA student at UBC's social justice institute and artist, who was born in Yemen.

Adel Iskandar
, SFU professor and representative of the Tayybeh collective, a group of Syrian refugee women who have been organizing community meals in the city.

Tima Kurdi's brother, Abdullah, lost his wife, Rehanna, and two boys, Alan and Ghalib Kurdi, while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece. The picture of Alan Kurdi lying on the beach shocked the world.

In partnership with Cinema Politica.

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