Brazil’s Immigration Museum, UNHCR to screen Egyptian film

Captains of Zaatari will screen on Friday (22) in São Paulo as part of an event with movies on refugees and foods made by them.

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São Paulo – The Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo will screen from Friday (22) to Saturday (23) four films on refuge. They include Egyptian long feature Captains of Zaatari (pictured) that can be watched on Friday at 9 pm. The initiative is a partnership with UN refugee agency UNHCR as part of the 45th São Paulo International Film Festival that will run from October 21 through November 3.

The program will take place outdoors in a garden of the complex of the old Brás Immigrant Hostelry, where the museum is currently located. In addition to screenings of films that describe forced displacement and the impacts of human rights violations, there’ll be food options.

Between movies, visitors will be able to consume dishes made by enterprising refugees in a food court outdoors. The event will feature entrepreneurs Tamador Faher Aldeen from Syria and Yilmary de Perdomo from Venezuela.

Two movies will be screened a day, and tickets will be sold before each screening on the website. Visitors should follow COVID-19 safety protocols by using masks and showing proof of vaccination or RT PCR tests taken within 72 hours or antigen tests taken within 48 hours before the screening.

The event will offer antigen tests for those that aren’t fully vaccinated at 6 pm of each day. The number of free tests is limited, and interested parties have to schedule in advance before Wednesday (20) via WhatsApp with Red8, a partner company of the initiative.


Full Program

22 (Friday ), 7 pm | 7 Prisoners
Brazil – 2021 | 90 min | Fiction

22 (Friday), 9 pm| Captains of Zaatari
Egypt – 2021 | 73 min | Documentary

23 (Saturday), 7 pm| Hit the Road
Iran – 2021 | 93 min | Fiction

23 (Saturday), 9 pm| Fear
Bulgaria – 2020 | 100 min | Fiction


Quick Facts

Films on Refugees at 45th São Paulo International Film Festival
October 22-23
Immigration Museum – Rua Visconde de Parnaíba, 1.316 – Mooca – São Paulo/SP
Price: BRL 10. Students and people over 60 pay half price | Free on Saturday
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Translated by Guilherme Miranda


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