Wednesday 31st of October
London.UK. The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA will be offering a special screening of the award winning LIFEBOAT Film of Skye Fitzgerald on the 13th of November 2018 at 7.30 pm. The screening will follow a Q&A with the director of the film and special guests, among them Matthew Reynolds from UNHCR.
LIFEBOAT showcases refugees desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats leaving Libya in the middle of the night, despite a high probability of drowning. In a political environment increasingly hostile to immigrants and refugees, documenting and showcasing the real-life predicament of those fleeing war and oppression is more vital and important than ever.
In a real-life context with dire consequences, LIFEBOAT puts a human face on one of the world’s greatest contemporary, global crises and provides a spark of hope surrounding how civil society can intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way.