Past Events

  • Above the Drowning Sea
    Film

    Wednesday 20th June 2018 20:45 at BFI

    The fascinating story of a Chinese diplomat who saved the lives of many refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe.

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  • Through Our Eyes + Q&A with director Samir Mehanovic
    Film, Talk

    Sunday 17th June 2018 20:45 at BFI

    Does humanity ever learn from past tragedy? BAFTA-winning director Samir Mehanovic investigates.

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  • A Season in France
    Film

    Tuesday 19th June 2018 20:45 at BFI

    A teacher flees to France from his war-torn country in this deeply affecting drama.

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  • Central Airport THF + intro
    Film

    Thursday 21st June 2018 20:45 at BFI

    This visually striking and poignant documentary explores Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, which is today used as shelter for refugees.

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  • The Foreigner’s Home + intro by Counterpoints Arts + discussion
    Film

    Thursday 14th June 2018 20:45 at BFI

    A provocative meditation on humanity’s oldest divisions, based around Toni Morrison’s artistic and intellectual vision.

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  • Refugee Week Friday late opening at the V&A
    Community, Dance, Film, Multi Art-form, Music, Participatory installation

    Friday 22nd June 2018 20:45

    DJs, talks, film and music across the museum, celebrating Refugee Week’s 20th birthday.

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  • Who Are We?
    Design, Film, Learning, Literature, Live Art, Multi Art-form, Poetry & Spoken Word, Visual Arts

    Tuesday 22nd May 2018 20:45 at Tate Exchange, Blavatnik Building, Level 5 , Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

    Who Are We? Art, migration and the production of democracy with Counterpoints Arts, Loughborough University, the Open University and Stance Podcast

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  • Refugee Week 2017 Special Film Programme at the BFI Southbank
    Film

    Thursday 15th June 2017 20:45 at BFI Southbank

    To celebrate Refugee Week 2017, Counterpoints Arts have partnered with BFI again this year, to create an exciting film programme of cinematic and virtual reality stories that invite audiences to witness and engage with experiences of displacement.

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  • Different Pasts, Shared Future: a Refugee Week special event
    Community, Film, Live Art, Multi Art-form, Music, Visual Arts, workshop

    Sunday 25th June 2017 20:45 at British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

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  • Learning Lab: Brexit, Migration and Communities – A Call to Creative Action
    Film, Learning Lab, Multi Art-form

    Monday 20th March 2017 20:45 at HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

    Learning Lab engages the Platforma North West Hub, but also seeks to include artists, cultural workers, organisations, activists, academics and change-makers interested in forging alliances through working together.

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  • Film Screening: John Akomfrah’s The Stuart Hall Project (2013)
    Film

    Friday 17th March 2017 20:45 at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    John Akomfrah's ground-breaking documentary The Stuart Hall Project (2013) combines archive footage and a soundtrack of the music of Miles Davis to portray the life of Stuart Hall, the founding figure of cultural studies who has had a resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual and cultural life.

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  • Arts of Social Change – Queens of Syria
    Film

    Wednesday 5th October 2016 20:45 at Dartington Hall Trust, the Barn Cinema

    As part of our first Arts and Social Change Retreat in Dartington, we join with Dartington Hall Trust to present Yasmin Fedda's award winning documentary 'Queens of Syria' - a story of fifty refugee women exiled in Jordan, who came together to perform a contemporary version of the ancient Greek tragedy, The Trojan Women.

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  • Platforma SE showcase & exhibition
    Film, Music, Visual Arts

    Saturday 2nd July 2016 20:45 at Turner Contemporary, Margate

    A new exhibition developed by Platforma South East network will launch with a Showcase Event on 2 July based on the Refugee Week 2016 theme ‘Welcome’. The show will bring together work created by, with and about refugees and migrants from marginalised communities.

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  • Screen Stories of Conflict, Migration and Place
    Film, Learning

    Wednesday 4th May 2016 20:45 at HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place First Street Manchester M15 4FN

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  • Beats of the Antonov
    Film

    Saturday 25th June 2016 20:45 at BFI Southbank, NFT1

    Beats of the Antonov is a documentary film following the displaced existences of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain communities along the border of North and South Sudan. Directed by Hajooj Kuka (who was born in Sudan), the film sets out to explore the issues of identity that lie at the heart of the Sudanese civil war.

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  • Refugee Week Preview: Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)
    Film

    Thursday 2nd June 2016 20:45 at BFI Southbank, NFT1

    In collaboration with BFI, Counterpoints Arts presents a Refugee Week Preview of Fire at Sea. Directed by Gianfranco Rosi, Fire at Sea is a powerful and beautifully-shot documentary film focusing on the experiences of Lampedusans as they struggle to deal with the thousands of North African and Middle Eastern refugees arriving daily to the island.

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  • Casablanca Event
    Film, Multi Art-form, Music

    Friday 22nd June 2012 20:45 at Victoria & Albert Museum

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  • ‘Rose’ & ‘Refuge England’ Film Screenings at BFI
    Film

    Thursday 14th June 2012 20:45

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  • Screening: A World Not Ours by Mahdi Fleifel
    Film

    Thursday 19th June 2014 20:45

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  • 7 Days in Syria – screening and a Q/A
    Film

    Friday 29th January 2016 20:45

    '7 days in Syria’ gives a window into the lives of families struggling to survive the Syria Conflict. Their courage and resilience shines through in impossible circumstances’ – Angelina Jolie Pitt

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  • The Salt of the Earth + special guests at BFI
    Film, Learning

    Wednesday 10th June 2015 20:45

    The awe-inspiring images of photographer Sebastião Salgado are celebrated by director Wim Wenders.

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  • Launch of Moving Lives
    Film, Learning

    Wednesday 25th February 2015 20:45

    An interactive IPortrait researched, designed and produced by Counterpoints Arts, Moving Lives is an online platform and living archive of migrants' stories.

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