Jun 01 - 21 2021
Belmont World Film Observes World Refugee Awarenes...

Belmont World Film Observes World Refugee Awarenes...

Presented by Belmont World Film at Online/Virtual Space

Belmont World Film observes World Refugee Awareness Month with a series of three films that honor the world’s 22.5 million refugees and those who work on refugee and immigrant issues. The program is supported by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council and financial support from Belmont Against Racism and the Quebec Delegation of Boston. Each film will be available for streaming for one week at a time, starting Tuesdays at 12:01 AM until the following Monday at 9:00 PM; the films can be watched as many times as desired during a 48-hour period. Each week concludes with a Q&A with the film’s director on Mondays at 7:30 PM via Zoom. The films in the series include:

Antigone (New England premiere), a narrative film about an Algerian immigrant family in present-day Montreal whose lives are turned upside down, in this riveting twist on Sophocles’s classical Greek tragedy, which was Canada’s submission for the Best International Feature Film Oscar in 2020. The Jump, a documentary about a Lithuanian sailor, Simas Kudirka, who in a desperate bid for freedom decides to jump across the water from a Soviet vessel anchored just off the shore of Martha’s Vineyard on to an American boat, on Thanksgiving Day in 1970. A Fish Tale, an intimate documentary filmed over the course of 10 years about a family from Africa that moves to Israel, leaving two of their children behind. The husband believes in the future of Africa, so he dreams of returning one day to open a fish farm, after an Israeli business owner teaches him how to do it free of charge. In contrast, his wife sees little hope back home and is determined to create the best possible future for their children, whatever the price may be.

Admission Info

Tickets for Antigone are $3.99. The Jump and A Fish Tale are $14 each.

Phone: 617-484-3980

Email: info@belmontworldfilm.org

Additional time info:

Each film will be available for streaming for one week at a time, starting Tuesdays at 12:01 AM until the following Monday at 9:00 PM; the films can be watched as many times as desired during a 48-hour period. Each week concludes with a Q&A with the film’s director on Mondays at 7:30 PM via Zoom.

Dates & Times

2021/06/01 - 2021/06/21

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space

Accessibility Info

Films are subtitled.