The Route to Safety

Place: Verdensteater Cinematek, Tromsø.

Time: Saturday 24. October, 16.00


The topic of migration, the “refugee crisis“ in Europe, has been a central topic in the media, the politics and reflections about the current situation of Europe for several years now and is still creating its side-effects. But What kind of crisis is this really? Did the crisis end when people stopped reaching our doorsteps? What of the burning issues that continue to paint the reality lived by millions of migrants and refugees on their “route to safety” or those left behind under terrible living conditions in migrant camps all over the world?
If we as a global society is facing a crisis today, is it a refugee crisis, or rather a crisis of capitalism, human rights, boarders, wars and climate change? A crisis of inaction due to numbness and a lack of emotional awareness? Is the accumulation of these problems, the increased helplessness over their effects or even the lack of political will to intervene, the real cause of our anxiety?

During this seminar we will look closer at topics of migration and humandisplacement, focusing on the hazardous journey many people undertake “on their way to safety”. The screening of short documentary “Container”, an excerpt from the ongoing and long term artistic project “Every Song Knows Its Home” and a musical/textual performance will be accompanied by a panel discussion that aims to draw these issues into a broader discussion about burning issues we are facing globally and in Europe

Nasra Omar, Percussionist and Cultural worker in Tromsø.
Jessica Ullevålseter, artist and activist.
Karolina Grzywnowicz, artist and activist.
Daphne Matziaraki, independent filmmaker, presenting her recent documentary “Container”.
Mazlum KARATAŞ, Kurdish multi-instrumentalist musician, artist and activist.

Hanne Edøy Heszlein-Lossius, medical doctor and medical solidarity worker in Greece since 2015.

This seminar is presented as part of We Are Europe.

Date / Time
Oct 24 | 16:00

Verdensteatret - Cinemateket i Tromsø
Storgata 93 B, Tromsø, Norway

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