Ciné-ONU film screening: “After Spring” - Monday 20 June - 18:30 - Topkino, Vienna


On the occasion of the World Refugee Day (20 June), the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations (Vienna), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office in Austria,
this human world (THW) Film Festival and Topkino, invites you

to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie

“After Spring”

(by Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching, USA / Jordan 2016, 102 min, original language, with English subtitles)

followed by a Q&A session with invited guests, free entry.

(Please note: there is no reserved seating - admission is first come, first served; free tickets are distributed at Topkino prior to the screening; please come early as screenings are popular)

Date / Time: Monday, 20 June 2016, 6.30 p.m.
Location: Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna


Participants of the panel discussion:

  • Jenn Durrett – Producer of the film “After Spring”
  • Birgit Einzenberger – Head of Protection  Unit, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office in Austria
  • Martin Nesirky – Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna (Moderator)


With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. “After Spring” is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. With close to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in the camp, it is the largest camp for Syrian refugees and  the second-largest such camp in the world. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent. “After Spring “ had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2016.
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 “Ciné-ONU Vienna” is part of a Europe-wide initiative of regular film screenings of UN related topics followed by podium discussions with invited guests who were part of the film making process or are experts in the topic covered by the film. The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna is honoured to have “Ciné-ONU Vienna” partner with this human world (THW) film festival and Topkino for the regular film screenings in Vienna.

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14.06.2016