Warehoused : The Forgotten Refugees of Dadaab
June 21st 2017, 6:30-9:30pm
Mettā Nairobi, Riverside
Join us and take part in the 2017 Refugee Day as Mettā will be hosting a screening of the movie ‘Warehoused’ in honour of the 12 million displaced people living in refugee camps all around the world. World Refugee Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the tribulations of refugees and to create an understanding of why people need to seek sanctuary. Various films and literature are explored during this time to acknowledge all the people seeking asylum currently and throughout history. About the MovieThe feature-length documentary, “Warehoused” explores the plight of long-term refugees through a glimpse into the lives of those living in Dadaab, Kenya, one of the world’s largest refugee camps. We see the camp's inner workings through one man's journey to do everything in his power to provide for his family.This man’s story is not unique however; it accentuates the much larger problems that long-term refugees have faced for centuries, such as resettling, reuniting with their families, and finding not only identity but a sense of place. Organisations like the United Nations High Commissioner Refugee, or UNHCR, work to provide assistance to refugees. These are only temporary fixes to often protracted refugee crises and problems diaspora creates. “Warehoused,” tells the story of these courageous men and women’s struggle through hostile circumstances as they find a place they can call home. Come and appreciate the hardships of misfortunate people all around the world portrayed by this authentic masterpiece.
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