INVITATION: Ciné-ONU film screening: “The Crossing” - Monday 12 December - 18:30 - Topkino, Vienna


On the occasion of Human Rights Day (10 December) and in support of the “Together” Campaign launched by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with  the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office in Austria, the Global Migration Film Festival, this human world (THW) Film Festival and Topkino, invites

to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie
“The Crossing”
(by George Kurian, Norway 2015, 55 min, Original version with English subtitles)
followed by a Q&A session with invited guests, free entry.

Date / Time: Monday, 12 December 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna

(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)

Participants of the panel discussion:
Friso Roscam Abbing – Head of Fundamental Rights Promotion Department, Fundamental Rights Agency
Ruth Schöffl – Spokesperson, UNHCR Austria
Asif Safdary  –  Integration ambassador and refugee from Afghanistan
Martin Nesirky – Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna (Moderator)

The Crossing takes us along on one of the most dangerous journeys of our time with a group of Syrians fleeing war and persecution, crossing a sea, two continents and five countries, searching for a home to rekindle the greatest thing they have lost - hope.  They are journalists, engineers, a musician and a psychologist climbing aboard an old unseaworthy fishing boat, manned by desperate smugglers who have never before sailed beyond coastal fishing waters. They make it to Europe, only to find that the hardest part of their journey still lies ahead. Months of uncertainty and waiting, living in one centre after another, takes a toll on their spirits, as they confront what being a “refugee” means

“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. Further information: www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/events/cine-onu-vienna.html


05.12.2016