Film screening and talk: Calais - Welcome to the jungle

28-03-2017 van 19:30 tot 22:30
Film Plateau, Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent
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Department of conflict and Development Studies
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Calais: welcome to the jungle 

This multilayered and experimental documentary by Maaike Engels and Teun Voeten addresses the complexities of the current migration crisis in Europe. Until very recently, the “jungle” was a filthy slum on the outskirts of the French port city of Calais. Approximately 5000 refugees and migrants were stranded here in a desperate attempt to cross the channel and illegally enter England by train, truck, boat or even swimming. Engels and Voeten portray the makeshift refugee camp of Calais as a microcosm that reflects the enormous global challenges of migration.


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