The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is pleased to host the first in-person Global Migration Film Festival in Washington, D.C. since 2019!
Doors open at 5 p.m. Program starts at 5:30 p.m.
– Welcome remarks from Liz Lizama, Head of IOM Washington Communications
– Video message from Nihal Saad, Chief of Cabinet & Spokesperson for the High-Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
– Preview of 2022 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival winnersFor the past 14 years, the UNAOC and IOM have invited youth filmmakers from around the world to submit short videos that explore the topics of migration, diversity, social inclusion and the prevention of xenophobia. Join us for a special presentation of select 2022 winning videos:
– Remarks from Brenden Varma, Deputy Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Washington, D.C.
– Feature presentation of Buoyancy film The film director will provide introductory remarks before the screening.Inspired by actual events, a 14-year-old Cambodian boy becomes a victim of human trafficking when he is enslaved on a fishing trawler.
– Remarks from Vincent Houver, IOM Washington Chief of Mission
– Q&A Panel DiscussionAnne Richard, USA for IOM Board Member and former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Panelists:Moderator:
A full, multi-course menu will be available for guests to purchase food and drinks directly from their seat before and during the film.
The theater is conveniently located next to the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood metro station. Guests can park in the Bryant Street underground garage, and Alamo will validate up to 4 hours of parking.
The seventh annual Global Migration Film Festival is brought to you by: