Tuesday, 20 October 2009

drama broght HOME

Film screening: HOME [drama + documentary]





Presented by SUARAM
[HOME] the drama

HOME is a short drama about the journey of Burmese refugee Roi Roi's search for a home in Malaysia.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8EGmIOnQYo
[HOME] the documentary

Many Burmese refugees seek to flee from the tyranny of the military junta.
Despite surviving a grueling journey across the borders of Thailand and Malaysia, they find themselves victims of human rights abuse and human trafficking in Malaysia. This is a documentary that unveils the heartbreaking stories of Burmese refugees in Malaysia through testimonials of their horrific experiences.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAo5bM7840g

Directed by Desiree Lim
The screening will be followed by a discussion with one of the producers of HOME and SUARAM.
Date: Friday, 23 October 09
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: FREE
Enquiries: 03-77843525 (SUARAM)

IMPORTANT: Please e-mail refugee.suaram@gmail.com to register for this event.
Provide details such as full name and the names of those you are bringing along.
Those who have not registered will not be allowed in.

2 comments:

sp lim said...

Just last Sunday I was privileged to meet up with a group of Chin refugees at one of the old flats in the city. More than 20 of them crammed into a small 3 room flat. They are a group of people hidden from our eyes and conscience.

Providing food is only a short term solution. The long term solution is to get our Govt to ratify the UN Convention of recognizing the status of refugees and asylum seekers so that they will no longer be subject to abuse by groups like RELA and the immigration dept.

It is interesting to note that while doing my assignment on the Exile to read of attempts to reinterpret exilic passages in light of refugee studies and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder studies. (Smith-Christopher, A Biblical Theology of Exile).

anthony said...

interesting area to reflect on more and see how contemporary scripture can be.