International Rescue Committee (IRC)

1st Annual Refugee Film Festival

Films documenting the real-life struggles and triumphs of refugees will be featured at the 1st Annual Refugee Film Festival September 24-26, 2012. The International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville, in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center of International Studies, is sponsoring three evenings of free public screenings of these notable films:
  • Monday, September 24: "The Last Survivor" following the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities – the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo.
  • Tuesday, September 25: "Moving to Mars," charting the epic journey made by two Burmese families from a refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border to their new homes in the UK; and "Where We Live" an intimate portrait of an Iraqi refugee family trying to create a new home for themselves.
  • Wednesday, September 26: "God Grew Tired of Us," following four “Lost Boys” from Sudan as they embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.
Screenings begin at 6 p.m. each night at the Nau Hall 101 auditorium at the University of Virginia, 1550 Jefferson Park Avenue. Parking is available just south of the South Lawn Path on Brandon Avenue. The theater is on the ground floor of the South Lawn Commons, northwest of the parking lot. 

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