Film screening 'Kakuma - The invisible city'

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Students, Employees, Alumni
31-03-2017 from 19:30 to 22:00
Film-Plateau, Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent
Vakgroep Conflict- en Ontwikkelingsstudies
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Kakuma refugee camp, built in the middle of the Turkana desert (Kenya), is the fastest growing city in the region. Many of its new arrivals are children sent out of conflict zones by their parents. Against all odds, these children grab all opportunities in the camp to rebuild their life. Filmmaker Lieven Corthouts decided to stay in one of the toughest places on earth and make this camp his home. While filming his friends for more than 4 years, he unveils the accomplishments of these strong, smart children and the true dynamics of a refugee camp. Can Kakuma really offer a future? Or is it just a waiting room, where the only option is to plan your journey to Europe?

There will be time for questions, comments, critique, and debate with the makers of the documentary. Entrance is free of charge and there is no need to register in advance.