Film screening and debate


With IOM
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Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Styx depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of migrants and refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she realises the limits of her importance and of the empathy of her cultural milieu.

The film (2018, 94 minutes, in English with French subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Caroline Abu Saʹda, Director, SOS Méditerranée Switzerland

  • Leonard Doyle, Director, Media and Communication Division, International Organization for Migration (moderator)

  • Safa Msehli, Spokeswoman, International Organization for Migration

The screening is organised in partnership with the International Organization for Migration as part of the Global Migration Film Festival.

“Should a lone yachtswoman act when authorities tell her to sail away? Wolfgang Fischer’s drama steers into Europe’s migrant crisis with conviction.” – The Guardian

Entry is free, however seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A virtual reality and photo exhibition will take place at the entrance of the auditorium before the event. A cultural cocktail will be held after the film debate.

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