Moving Worlds – Refugee Week June 18 – 24, 2018

Highlight Arts are very excited to launch Moving Worlds, a film programme we have developed with Counterpoints Arts. We have curated a special program for this year’s Refugee Week from 18 – 24 June.


Still from Even When I Fall


Are you a community organizer, activist, educator, youth worker, artist and cultural worker interested in screening films for Refugee Week?

Are you thinking about marking Refugee Week in your school, workplace, community or arts centre, and not sure where to start? Have you been looking for a film to screen and not yet found anything that fits the bill?

This year’s programme focuses on the power of screen storytelling, paying special homage to films made ‘close’ to the current Syrian conflict. We are highlighting emerging filmmakers who in different ways capture the everyday, deeply personal and intimate experiences of Syrian nationals as they navigate new legal, sociocultural and geographical landscapes in search of safety.

We have also chosen a film this year, which chooses to turn its lens on the impact of human trafficking and tracks the journey of two young women who come back from dehumanizing experiences to advocate for change.

The films as a whole communicate delicate yet dynamic stories of loss, resilience, solidarity, the fragility of community matched with the simultaneous desire to return and rebuild one’s ‘home-country’.

We invite you to screen these films during Refugee Week 2017 in unusual places making your own makeshift ‘cinemas’ – from your kitchen, local park, community centre, to schools and workplaces. We have also designed downloadable resources and post-screening conversation guides to encourage lively conversations across all ages after the screenings.

To access information about the films and to get information on how to hold a screening please visit the website:

Our thanks to the creative and passionate filmmakers and producers who have generously agreed to make their films available for this special Refugee Week, Moving Worlds package.


Still from The Good Postman