Film Screenings

Film: The Forgotten | Nov 24 | 3:30 PM
Revue Cinema
ONE time screening
Limited seats - get your ticket ASAP


The Forgotten documentary targets the Eritrean refugee crisis. It tells the story of her under-cover journey into the hostile, poverty-stricken Eritrean refugee camps in Sudan. Many boys and girls are fleeing Eritrea due to its oppressive regime and the change of military service from a two-year term to an indefinite term. As a result, they are living in inhumane refugee camps that are lacking basic human needs. The purpose of The Forgotten is to raise awareness and to encourage others to help us improve the camps in the areas of nutrition, clean water, health and education for all, especially the children and women.

Previously sold out - THE FORGOTTEN is coming to Toronto for a ONE time screening on November 24, 2018!!!!! Limited seats, get your ticket ASAP!

Address: Revue Cinema | 400 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON

3:30 PM - Doors Open | Doors close at 4:00 PM sharp.

Film Screening India Untouched-Stories of a People Apart followed by a Discussion
November 22, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
280N York Lanes | 2nd Floor
Snacks and Refreshments provided

This documentary takes a comprehensive look at the “untouchables” in India. While the media projects a positive image of a democratic India, filmmaker Stalin K spends four years traveling the country to expose the continued oppression of the Dalits, “the broken people,” in a wide variety of communities, including Sikhs, Christians, and Muslims.

This event is presented by the YUGSA and ACE (Accessibility Community and Equity) with support from the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR).

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4th Syrian Film Festival
November 9 to 11, 2018
Jackman Hall, AGO

Five compelling documentaries shape SYFF for this year.  Engage yourself in movies
about struggle, resilience and triumph.  Visual stories about art in the midst of carnage.. resilience in the face of war and destruction.

SlLENT WAR The film shows how he rape of women inside the Syrian regime prisons becomes primarily an attack on the well-being of the victim, secondly an attack on her family and her culture.  The film's courageous subjects leave the viewer with a deeper understanding of the consequences of this devastating crime against humanity.

TASTE OF CEMENT This film's elaborate sound design, strong use of visual metaphor and striking but sparse voice-over works together to ruminate on the impulses of humans to build and destroy.

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A Film Screening and Talk with Director Abraham Ravett
Holding Hands with Ilse
November 5, 2018
5:00 PM
519 Kaneff Tower, York University

All are invited to a special screening of the the film Holding Hands with Ilse in the presence of the director, Prof. Abraham Ravett.
Holding Hands With Ilse is Abraham Ravett’s documentary film about the search for the German teenage girl who took care of the filmmaker between 1948-1950 in Wałbrzych, Poland, where he was born. Knowing only her first name and circulating a small photograph taken in 1950 of the two, the director explores the urban landscapes of western Poland and the journey involved in their unexpected reunion that recently took place in Ibbenbüren, Germany.

The screening and talk with Prof. Ravett will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5pm in 519 Kaneff Tower, York University.

The screening is part of the 38th Annual Neuberger Holocaust Education Week.

Light kosher refreshments.  Complimentary parking at the York Lanes Parking Garage.

The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:
I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts
October 25, 2018
3:00-5:00 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (Ross North 102) York University RSVP to: (attendance purposes only)

Welcome by Dr. Eve Haque.  Film Screening and Q&A with cast of the film and director Yusuf Zine.

FREE EVENT. Open to all. Accessible entrances to Ross: Student Centre South + Vari Hall South entrances. Accessible and gender-neutral washroom on Vari Hall 1st floor. Accessible and gender-segregated washrooms in Ross South. Transit directions to York University:

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They will not be erased. They will not be silenced.

 I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts chronicles the journey of fourteen refugee youth who take to the stage (in front of a live audience) to re-enact their families’ harrowing experiences in Burma and beyond; before, during, and immediately after the escalation of military violence in their native homeland, Rakhine state; their unforgiving escape by foot and by boat to makeshift camps in Bangladesh; and their eventual resettlement in the strikingly unfamiliar Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

There, the children resolve to raise awareness for a conflict that has increasingly resembled a cruel and systematic ethnic cleansing campaign.

To view the trailer for I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts, click here.


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Twitter: @IAmRohingya

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Co-Sponsors: The Department of Politics, the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), and the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI).