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Cambridge Migration Society - A screening of 'Footballization' with the film's screenwriter

When Feb 28, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where TBD
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A Film Screening of Footballization with the film's screenwriter Stefano Fogliata and discussion by Dr Ruba Salih (SOAS)

About the film: Since their childhood, Louay, Yazan and Rami used to play together on the football fields in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian camp. With the intensification of the conflict around Damascus, they have taken refuge in Borj el-Barajneh camp, along Beirut suburbs, where they currently defend the colour of Al-Aqsa team, the Palestinian team that is the symbol of the camp. Stefano, Italian researcher and Al-Aqsa player, drives us inside the camp and the daily life of his teammates. Confined at the margins of the Lebanese society and its football system, Palestinian and Syrian refugees run after the improbable chance to wear the jersey of the most famous Lebanese teams. Footballization is a docu-movie shot in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, where the football rhythm merges with the daily life stories inside and outside the camp.

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Watch the trailer (click 'CC' for English captions)


This event is made possibly by the support of the Department of Sociology, the Cambridge University Italian Society, Pembroke Refugee and Migrant Seminars, and Palestinian Society (PalSoc)


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