Film screening and talk: Kakuma - The invisible city

31-03-2017 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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The Department of Conflict and Development Studies cordially invites you to the screening of two documentaries about the experiences of refugees: “Calais: Welcome to the jungle” (2016), by Teun Voeten and Maaike Engels, and “The invisible city: Kakuma”(2016), by Lieven Corthouts. After each screening, 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.

The invisible city: Kakuma

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?