See it from the inside. Knowledge is power for positive changes. Understand the plight of refugee from powerful stories well told.
Since 2007, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been screening the Refugee Film Festival (RFF) in Hong Kong for nine years. RFF, also hosted in places like Japan, Australia and South Korea, seeks to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and to mobilize support for people who have been forced to flee their homes.
As the refugee crisis captures headlines globally, UNHCR believes that film is a powerful medium to present the general public with new perspectives on a subject too often misunderstood or misrepresented. Bearing witness to the human impact of some of the world’s worst tragedies, filmmakers tell powerful stories to challenge preconceived notions about refugees. Our hope is that the power of art will touch the hearts and minds of the audience, and will help people look at refugees in a new way.
Refugee’s predicament is more uncertain than ever. This year, our Refugee Film Festival enters its 10th year, please make an extra effort to get to know their lives, their struggles, their dreams and the urgency of our mission through the chosen films.