Climate Realities: You Never Know One Day You Too Might Become a Refugee + Q&A 18


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This film was last shown on 28 May 2024

Set in 2049, the film portrays a family's displacement and subsequent migration from the fictional Island of Grain, located off the coast of England, to a refugee detention centre.

The story of the family's displacement and migration, which is seen as flashbacks, is told by Kaara - the head of the household - to an official throughout a resettlement interview, which will determine whether the family will be accepted into a progressive climate displacement resettlement scheme in an unknown country in the Global South.

The film explores the lived experience of displacement, what leads people to be replaced by climate change, the complexity of why people cross borders to seek refuge, the choices they make on the way, the structural and institutional violence of existing asylum processes and the psychology of families and individuals who are impacted by climate change, displacement, and migration policies.

Screening as part of the Climate Realities season, in partnership with Sheffield School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. The film will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Lena Dobrowolska.

This film has not been rated by the BBFC, therefore we cannot allow entry to those under 18.

F-Rated: Directed by Lena Dobrowolska


Lena Dobrowolska
1 hour 13 minutes


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