Films
Gods of Molenbeek
All Equal? Close Up Youth Programme
Reetta Huhtanen | 2019
72 min | 8+ years | Arabic, Finnish, French... with English subtitles | Subtitles

Does God exist? What happens when we die?
This intimate portrait of two young boys living in the ethnically diverse Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek offers a playful meditation on childhood, faith and friendship – while paying tribute to community cohesion.

Films
Half a Life
Tamara Shogaolu | 2017
Egypt, Netherlands, United States | 13 min | 12+ years | English, Arabic with English subtitles

After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardised, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee.

Films
Hamama & Caluna
Andreas Muggli | 2018
Switzerland | 23 min | 12+ years | English, German with English subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF18

Two young refugees, Hamama and Caluna, have left everything behind. Stranded in a camp in northern Italy, they decide to go over the Alps and cross the closed border into Switzerland at night.

Films
Import
Close Up
Ena Sendijarević | 2017
Netherlands | 17 min

Screened as part of TOAFF19

A series of absurd events arise when a Bosnian refugee family tries to make their new home in the Netherlands.

Films
In This World
Close Up
Michael Winterbottom | 2003
United Kingdom | 88 min | 15+ years | English, Pashto, Persian...

This acclaimed film follows the arduous journey made by two young men from their refugee camp in Pakistan to a better life in the UK

Films
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
All Equal? Close Up
Gabrielle Brady | 2018
Australia, Germany, United Kingdom | 94 min | 12+ years | English, Chinese (Mandarin), French with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF18

Deeply moving documentary contrasting lush nature and expansive soundscapes with the trauma of displacement and detention.

Films
Letter to Sasha
Javier Reverte, Andoni Jaen | 2012
Algeria, Spain | 15 min | 8+ years | Arabic with English subtitles

Fatma, a refugee living in the Algerian desert gets a great idea after listening to the news – to contact one of President Obama’s daughters

Films
Listen
Hamy Ramezan and Rungano Nyoni | 2015
Denmark, Finland | 13 min | Arabic, Danish with English subtitles | Subtitles

A foreign woman in a burqa is seeking help, but her translator is not willing to report exactly what she is saying.