Nowhere Home by Margreth Olin
Special screening of Margreth Olin’s award-winning documentary: Nowhere Home
When: Tuesday 30th April 2013: 6.15pm introductory talk, 6.30pm screening
Where: The Ultimate Picture Palace, Cowley Road, Oxford
Organised by: Oxford Institute of Social Policy (OISP) in collaboration with the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford and the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham
Synopsis: Nowhere Home follows the fortunes of a number of young people from Salhus, a Norwegian centre offering temporary residence to unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people as they approach adulthood. While they all hope to remain in Norway, the threat of deportation when they turn 18—and uncertain futures in countries like Afghanistan or Iraq—hangs over them. A visceral and provocative film, Nowhere Home scrutinises what Human Rights Watch has called one of the ‘major moral dilemmas’ facing Europe today.
Year: 2012 / 90m.
Distributor: Norwegian Film Institute
Watch the trailer online.
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions). Online booking now open.
Proceeds go to Asylum Welcome (Charity no. 1092265)
TEDxEastEnd 2012 is an opportunity to explore the realities and ideas around our increasingly interconnected world – how we can take advantage of the benefits this produces and tackle the simultaneous challenges it presents. The line-up of the forthcoming event on Sat 13th October is impressive and I gladly accepted the invitation to join the list of speakers. My talk is scheduled at the end of the second segment (around 5pm). Tickets for TEDxEastEnd are sold out but the event will be broadcasted in live streaming from 2-7pm.
On Thursday 21 June at 7pm at Rivington Place (London), as part of the exhibition Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush, and to mark the Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month, Autograph ABP presents ‘Images and words: communities telling their own stories’ a discussion between Eva Sajovic, photographer and Christine Eyene, art critic and curator.
Sajovic will introduce two participatory projects conceived in collaboration with Gypsy, Roma and Travellers: Be-Longing (Travellers’ stories, Travellers’ Lives), a project developed in 2009, and DreamMakers, an ongoing work with young Gypsy Roma Travellers.
This discussion will be followed by a response from Nando Sigona, social scientist and co-editor of ‘Romani politics in contemporary Europe: poverty, ethnic mobilisation and the neoliberal order’ (Palgrave, 2009). Sigona will introduce a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies coming out in September, entitled ‘The Roma in the New EU: Policies, Frames and Everyday Experiences’ guest edited by himself and Peter Vermeersch.
For more info and booking a place: http://www.rivingtonplace.org/Imagesandwords
Interesting interview to artist Heath Bunting
on his TATE commission BorderXing 2001
on borders, status and identity