The Crossing

Thursday, June 16, 2016

*Preceded by Malak and Mustapha, two short films produced by Dovana Films.

Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker George Kurian and Bill Frelick, Refugees program director, HRW

A first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees. Traversing land and sea on an old fishing boat manned by smugglers, the nail-biting journey leads to Europe where the refugees disperse. Each must battle to stay sane and create an identity among the maze of regulations and refugee hostels. THE CROSSING shows us the lengths to which people go to find safety and forge their own destiny.

  • Country England
  • Language English and Arabic with English subtitles
  • Year 2016
  • Running Time 55 minutes
  • Director George Kurian

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