Film Screening and Discussion - Welcome to Refugeestan

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2016

Time: 18:00 to 20:00

Location: 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers

Speakers: Laura Dubinsky, Anne Poiret, and Steve Symonds

CPD: 2

Fee: Free

To mark World Refugee Day (20 June 2016), Doughty Street Chambers invite you to a screening of Welcome to Refugeestan, followed by a panel discussion.

 

Welcome to Refugeestan is a documentary by Anne Poiret, a French award winning film director and investigative journalist. It highlights the plight of almost 17 million refugees, displaced persons and migrants (a population the size of the Netherlands) living in camps across the globe. Themes include the management of humanitarian concerns in camps and the desire of rich countries to prevent access to the asylum space.

 

The screening will be followed by a 45 minute discussion with:

 

Chair:

Keir Starmer QC, Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras, Associate Tenant, Doughty Street Chambers

 

Panellists:

Anne Poiret, Director of Welcome to Refugeestan

Laura Dubinsky, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

Steve Symonds, Refugee and Migrants Rights Programme Direct, Amnesty International

 

RSVP by Monday 11 July 2016

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