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Film Screening: Migrating, Past and Present

Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (film still) 

Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (film still) 

Film Double-Bill

Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life (Dir. Merian C. Cooper, 1925)
Salam Neighbour (Dir. Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, 2015)

With support from Between the Borders magazine and the L15 Projector and Cinema Co-operative, this double-bill presents two accounts of migration. Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life is a documentary that portrays the Bakhtiari people of Iran travelling with their herd to the grasslands. Salam Neighbour is filmed inside a refugee camp on the Syrian border, 90 years later. Together, these two films investigate the difference in rights across history. The screening is a response to the difficult situation that migrants and refugees currently face, and to the international scope of the Biennial.

Between the Borders are a collective of people with and without citizenship in the UK, who produce diverse publications and events. 

The L15 Projector and Cinema Co-op has been established on the principles of community, collectivism and a shared love of film. They value and promote the importance of accessible and active film consumption. 

This event is part of The City is a School, an experimental educational project that involves the Mediation and Volunteer team for Liverpool Biennial 2016. The public programme includes workshops, discussions, performances and film screenings.

Date

30 August 2016, 6.30-10pm

Location

24 Kitchen Street
Liverpool
L1 0AN

TicketsFree, booking recommended