Movie screening Think about Refugees — They are Closer people than Japanese think–
Students taking International Cooperation Human Resource Development
Program course has planned and organized this movie screening
under the supervision of the professor (Ms. Masako Yonekawa,
Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Rikkyo University, former
Head of Field Office, UNHCR, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo)
in charge of the class, focusing in the students interests, “International
Cooperation” and ”Refugees”.“Refugee” is defined as an individual
seeking refuge; especially: an individual who has left his or her native
country to another country and is unable to return because of
persecution or fear of persecution (as because of race, religion,
nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion).
Nowadays, due to large number of outlast, the necessity of accepting
Syrian refugees is increasing across the world. The current condition
in Japan is only 27 certified out of 7580 people applied, which is very
low in the world. The reason behind this might be the fact that Japan
is a closed country, has unique national character, lack of knowledge
It is difficult to solve primal agenda of areas where refugees increase,
and Japan will have to accept refugees in the future.
The aim for the event is to provide mainly for students of universities
or citizens an opportunity to focus on refugees in Japan and think of
social problems they are facing through movies, comparing the situations
with those of refugees in other countries. This time, by courtesy of
UNHCR, we are able to run two films on screen ‘The Suffering Grass’
(on June 16) and ‘Banished Kids’ (on June 29) from the past UNHCR
film festivals. By using movie as a tool, and giving lecture to the
participants by Guest speaker and Rikkyo University Professors who
has actual experience in refugee operation, will give us more detail
information to understand about the condition correctly that refugees are
closer people for Japanese than they think and we can help them.
After the event, it will be easier to understand and will evoke the
consciousness of problems, not as complicated issue as they
tend to think. ,. .
Time 2016 Jun 16 (Thu),, Jun 29()Wed
Place: Rikkyo University
16th:： Ikebukuro Campus Build 11B1 Room AB01
29th: Ikebukuro Campus Build 8 2F Room8202
16th Mr. Yoshifumi Keihei （AAR Japan））
29th Ms. Masako Ishii (Associate Professor,
College of Intercultural Communication)
Audience: Rikkyo, Meiji, International University of Japan, Students,
faculty and staff, public
Contents: 1. Introduction of the Event (10 min)
2. film screening (16: 52 min, 29: 59mi
(In English with Japanese captions)
3. Comments from Lecturer (25 min)
4. Q&A (25min)
【Summary of the film】
◆The Suffering Grass’ and Jun 16
(in English with Japanese caption)
- Prior registration necessary.
Civil war erupted in 2011, has involved civilian and has grown to. The
greatest humanitarian crises on record
This film has recorded interviews conducted in refugee camp in Turkey.
The movie casts the questions to the audience about way of peace to the
viewers from the voices about grisly civil conflict, hoping for peace wavering
between violence and non-violence
◆‘Banished Kids’ Jun 29
(in English with Japanese subtitle)
- Prior registration necessary.
Wrecked by civil war, people from the southern Philippine island of Mindanao,
drift ashore in Malaysia. The children become so-called "stateless people",
denied access to basic rights in education and healthcare, and ignored by
the international community. Their voiceless plight asks us what "nationality"
Hosted by Human Resource Development Program for International
Cooperation between Rikkyo, Meiji and International University of Japan
In cooperation with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Representation in Japan, Refugee Film Festival Project
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