Film Screening: 'Green Border'

Film Screening
Event Format
In person
S010 (Tsai Auditorium), CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street

"Green Border" — a new film by acclaimed Polish director Agnieszka Holland, famed for "Mr. Jones" and "Europa Europa," among others — tells the story of refugees from the Middle East and Africa attempting to enter the EU through Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus. 

The curators of the Venice Biennale describe the film like this: "In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so called 'green border' between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa trying to reach the European Union are caught in a geopolitical crisis triggered by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. In an attempt to provoke Europe, refugees are lured to the border by propaganda promising easy passage to the EU. Pawns in this hidden war, the lives of Julia, a newly minted activist who has given up her comfortable life, Jan, a young border guard, and a Syrian refugee family intertwine."

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