The Age of the Refugee

The Age of the Refugee: CineCrowd Films about the Refugee and Migrant Issue

As recent global headlines attest, we’re in the middle of a global refugee crisis. Right now, there are some 60 million people displaced from their homes by war and political upheaval, in all corners of the world. We’re living in what Chilean playright and human-rights activist Ariel Dorfman calls “the age of the refugee.”” 

When talking about migration, too often we forget that behind numbers and statistics we have human beings. Reporting the focus on humanity is the first step to start solving the current refugee crisis. Feel sad and helpless about this? Instead of turning the channel and trying to forget about it like a lot of people do, maybe we need to find a constructive way to address the issue. And what more universal way is there to provoke some thought and start a conversation than a good film? 

Obviously films can’t take the place of meeting refugees and talking to them (and wherever you live, they’re not far away). But it’s a start. So here are some CineCrowd films about the refugee experience, selected with the hope that instead of making you feel even more down about it, they’ll inspire you to learn more and maybe take some real action.

The following films and documentaries have devoted their narratives about the refugee and asylum seeker experience. Hopefully they will inspire many to learn more about the refugee crisis and, subsequently, provoke many to take some real action. 

FIRAS
When a plane crashes near their refugee boat, Firas together with others manages to save one girl. However, there is no room for joy out at sea.
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BREAKING BORDERS
Breaking Borders shows the life of LGBT refugee and activist Ibrahim (30) who's trying to break physical, social and cultural borders.
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Valt een man uit de lucht
Een zwarte comedy over een stel van middelbare leeftijd dat met elkaar wordt geconfronteerd als er een man uit de lucht valt en in hun tuin neerstort
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The Buddy Film Project
Dutch film professionals and refugee filmmakers from various countries as Syria and Iran will work together on a feature film.
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Eva's Mission
Eva Schloss, one of the last Auschwitz survivors and the stepdaughter of Otto Frank, fights the resurfacing demons of xenophobia in today's society.
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Refugee Roads
Two bikes, nine borders, across one continent. A road documentary that captures the perils of fleeing to Europe, telling stories of the Refugee Road.
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Dancing on a Razor's Edge
A search for the different answers to the question: what happens when you close a border?
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Wat voelt als thuis
Nederland is in oorlog. Voor zijn eigen veiligheid moet Jip vluchten. In het onafhankelijke Friesland probeert hij een nieuw leven op te bouwen.
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Shouted from the rooftops
Amid the ruins of a revolution, there is a young man on a roof waiting for his love to come back home.
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Waverunners
The dark world concealed behind the refugee crisis. Where a Syrian refugee starts working for smugglers to pay his way into Europe.
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Kinshasa
Tijdens de uitzetting van de Congolese vluchteling Ekon, blijkt dat marechaussee Frank juist door hém zijn eigen verdriet kan verwerken.
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Within a Walled World, th...
On the shores of a small Greek village hundreds of refugees arrive daily. A film about the European identity and the call for responsibility.
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€6.000
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Maar We Gaan Naar Botswan...
Terwijl Europa omsloten wordt met prikkeldraad huist ze een jonge generatie die schijnbaar alles kan doen en overal wil zijn.
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