Film Screening and Discussion
You are warmly invited to GPU’s second ‘in-conversation’ event.
Join us for the London-debut screening of
Film Mosaic: Leave No One Behind. Zaatari Village, Jordan.
The screening will be followed by a discussion on urban refugees, humanitarian architecture and creative methods.
When: Wednesday 8 February, 6pm
Where: Hitchcock Theatre, Arts One, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London.
To be followed by a drinks reception in Arts One Foyer.
Aya Musmar (Petra University/UCL)
Olivia Mason (Newcastle University)
Omar Jabary-Salamanca (University of Brussels)
Hannah Owens (QMUL)
Acting for Change International – a local organisation based in Zaatari Village – produced four mini documentary-style films which speak to the theme of ‘Leave No One Behind’. The films focus on Zaatari Village, a rural host community adjacent to Zaatari refugee camp and the Syrian border. The Film Mosaic is an opportunity to explore how refugee governance is reflected in the ways residents design and build homes, streets, neighbourhoods, and their environment. Urban refugee issues intertwine with larger socio-economic injustices, including systemic gender discrimination, structural racism, and inequality based on mobility. The films were screened in October during the opening week of the Copenhagen Architecture Festival: Global Film Competition.
The Leave No One Behind Agenda is the central, transforming promise in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It represents the unequivocal commitment of all UN Member States to eradicate poverty in all its forms, end discrimination and exclusion, and reduce the inequalities and vulnerabilities that undermine the potential of humans and other living beings. The Film Mosaic aims at documenting solutions to these forms of discrimination, creating an understanding of the diversity of the reality in which the LNOB agenda must be resolved. This includes generating new knowledge and insight about sustainable cities, residential areas, buildings, building materials, infrastructure, and other urban practices that promote the fight against inequality.
*Sponsored by Global Politics Unbound and QMUL Impact