Sunday, July 12, 2020


A new series released on Netflix explores the impact of having no home, no identity, and no country.  The series was co-created and directed by Cate Blanchett who is a UNHCR goodwill ambassador and awardee.  The series follows a 20-year-old Rohingya refugee and her one-year-old son as they seek safety in a refugee settlement.  The six-part series is set in one of Australia's detention camps. 

Ms. Blanchett recommends a list of movies to watch during COVID-19 that will inform the viewer of refugee barriers and conditions.  The list is:

  • Capernaum, directed by Nadine Labaki
  • Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
  • News from Home, directed by Chantal Akerman
  • The Other Side of Hope, directed by Aki Kaurismaki
  • Babel, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • The Joy Luck Club, directed by Wayne Wang

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Other films of note (if you are looking for fictional accounts) include In This World, Children of Men, Monsters, and District 9. The latter three are science fiction, but relevant.

Posted by: Kathryn Libal | Jul 13, 2020 5:25:51 AM

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