AKSIE-FILM: CHILDREN OF MEN
AKSIE-film screens classic or less well-known films about revolt, protest, activism and revolution. As the major problems of our time cannot be wished away, it might be time for the passive viewer to become actively engaged. How to begin? AKSIE-film will show you by combining the power of cinema with talks and discussions by experts and activists on a range of topics.
No borders, no nations! This edition of AKSIE-film we’ll be talking about the Europan border crisis.
Last month the Greek refugee camp Moria burned down to the ground, causing more suffering and more moral outrage. The latest event in a long, sad history of human rights’ violations at the European borders, it should force us to radically reconsider the phenomenon of borders as such.
The thought that there is a “crisis” concerning immigration has become central in the political debate across Europe in recent years. Yet many people – and especially politicians – believe that migration as such is the problem and that migrants should be kept out. After the incredible amount of violence this belief has provoked, it is time to drastically change our perspective. Aren’t borders themselves the real problem?
This edition we will be talking with activists about the European border crisis, the underlying causes of border violence, and what actually happens with refugees once they manage to arrive here.
The night’s movie is Alfonso Cuarón’s modern classic Children Of Men: a harsh depiction of the plight of refugees but also a story of resistance.
Speakers will be announced soon!
Every €2,00 of your ticket will be donated to Het Actiefonds to support the struggle for a sustainable and socially just world. Visit https://hetactiefonds.nl for more information.
20:45 Introduction + talk
21:25 Introduction to the film
21:30 Children Of Men
Children Of Men (2006)
Children of Men is set in a dystopian near future, where two decades of human infertility have left society on the brink of collapse. Illegal immigrants seek sanctuary in the United Kingdom, where the last functioning government imposes oppressive immigration laws on refugees. Against all odds, an underground resistance group fights back against the government, with one ultimate purpose: life itself.