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Refugee Week Short Film Screening + Q&A
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Refugee Week Short Film Screening + Q&A

  • Calendar icon Mon 17 Jun, 7:00pm
  • Map pin icon BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, Princess Anne Theatre

In celebration of Refugee Week, join us for an evening of short films followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers behind them, delivered in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts.

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This year, Counterpoints Arts and Other Cinemas – two organisations who work across intersections of racial justice and migration – have curated a film programme exploring this year’s Refugee Week theme of Our Home.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, hosted by Counterpoints Arts producer Laith Elzubaidi.

Please join us after the event for an opportunity to network with refugee and asylum seeker creatives.

Click here to find out more about Refugee Week, taking place from 17-23 June. 

Find out more about each film below:

Little Pyongyang by Roxy Rezvany
With exclusive access to one of the world’s largest community on North Korean defectors, this is a tale of one North Korean’s struggle to leave behind the homeland. Joong-wha Choi, a former soldier in the DPRK, lives today with his wife and kids in a sleepy London suburb. Despite enjoying the new found comforts of his British life, and being emancipated from the pressures of the North Korean state, his dilemma lies in a desire to return to the land that betrayed him, but is undoubtedly his true home.

Motherland by Ellen Evan
Motherland speaks to the experiences of the Windrush generation and subsequent generations of Jamaicans navigating the landscape of the UK’s hostile environment.

A Swing In Atayfiyah by Bediah
A Swing in Atayfiyah dwells in the memory of homes and friendships left behind in Iraq, the irrecoverable sense of belonging, and the dissonance of diaspora.

I Carry It With Me Everywhere by Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah
I Carry It With Me Everywhere draws a line across multiple temporalities and registers of immigrant life, uniting three different stories of migration in Northwest London through a shared condition of fragmentation.

Unfortunately Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah are no longer able to join the panel for this event.

About Counterpoints Arts
Counterpoints Arts is a leading national organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change. Our mission is to support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their contributions are recognized and welcomed within British arts, history and culture. Central to our mission is our belief that arts can inspire social change and enhance inclusion & cultural integration of refugees & migrants.

About Other Cinemas
Other Cinemas is a project established to support more equitable ways of making and sharing films for Black and non-white communities. In addition to curation, Other Cinemas also run their own free community screenings and a free year-long film school in Brent.

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Please note, the use of professional photography or recording equipment is prohibited during this event.


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Our venue is wheelchair accessible and both live captioning and BSL are available on request for all events. Visit our venue accessibility page for more detailed access information here.

Accompanying assistants, carers and companions can attend free of charge alongside any ticket purchase. Please email events@bafta.org ahead of booking to book this complimentary ticket.

How to Request Access Adjustments

If you would like to book a wheelchair space, or request live-captioning, BSL translation or any other access adjustment, please email events@bafta.org or call our dedicated reception team on 020 7734 0022 at the point of booking your ticket(s). We will endeavour to support all access requests made to us.

Getting to the Venue

By tube

Green Park is the nearest accessible step-free station and is served by the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. 0.3 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance. The accessible entrance is from the park at the rear of the station.

Piccadilly Circus Station is served by the Piccadilly and Bakerloo Line Services. Leicester Square Station is served by the Piccadilly and Northern Line Services. Both stations are accessed by steps only.

By train

London Charing Cross has step-free access to all platforms. 0.7 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance. Staff are available to assist with ramps between the platform and the train.

By bus

There are bus stops located on Regent Street/St James's Street, Piccadilly, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Coventry Street and Haymarket. All London buses have ramp access and dedicated spaces for wheelchair users.

Nearest car park

The Cavendish London Public Car Park – 0.1 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance.

JustPark Car Park – 0.5 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance.

Nearest Blue Badge Parking

  • Jermyn Street: near Crockett & Jones, 1 space (0.05miles)
  • Sackville Street: near corner of Piccadilly, 2 spaces (0.06miles)
  • Saint James's Square: on street, 2 spaces (0.08miles)
  • Jermyn Street: near Tesco, 1 space (0.09miles)

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