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Presentation of “Danger: Refugees”

September 20, 20217:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:00 p.m. In order to attend this event in person, you must sign up in advance. Mask use required.
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Casa Árabe, the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR) and Ediciones de la Torre present “Danger: Refugees,” the third book by journalist Eduardo Moyano on the phenomenon of migration, this time using film as a point of reference.

After writing La memoria escondida (Hidden Memory) and La piel quemada (Burnt Skin), in 2021 Ediciones de la Torre has published Danger: Refugees, the first chapter of which, “Children of Men,” portrays a dystopian society, not so very different from the times we are living, in which refugees are demonized by populist groups as the cause of all Western society’s ills.

Throughout the pages of this book, the status of refugees is described in a global society that has built more walls than ever. Several interviews with filmmakers and directors of film festivals will be accompanying this work, which aims to delve into the reality of a gradually appearing problem now portrayed in both fictional films (“Adú,” “Pequeño país,” “Deephan”) and documentaries (“Fuocoammare,” “Érase una vez en Venezuela,” “Muros,” “Cartas mojadas”).

The meeting will be presented by Karim Hauser, Casa Árabe's coordinator of International Relations, and will feature speeches by Eduardo Moyano, author of the book; Paula Palacios, director of the short film "La carta de Zahra" ("Zahra's letter") and the documentary "Cartas Mojadas"; Salvador Calvo, director of the movie "Adú"; Estrella Galán, CEO of CEAR, and Berta Tapia, journalist from RTVE's Culture area, who will moderate the meeting. With them, the author will discuss how the issue of refuge is treated in the seventh art and how the production of these images shapes our perception of the migration issue.

A portion of the book’s sales will go to the programs carried out by the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR).

In addition, there will be a screening of “Zahra's letter,” a short film by Paula Palacios. Zahra is a Palestinian woman from Syria who like thousands of refugees, has just arrived in Germany. But she has left behind her younger son. Osama lost 35 kg during the war and one day he disappeared from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, the most emblematic place of the Syrian war, where he lived with his family. Zahra decides to write a letter to her son from Germany; to tell him how she has arrived in Europe with his disabled sister, how the family is, how is their day to day life in the new city…Her letter without address is a desperate love letter.

In order to attend, you must register in advance  using this form. You will be required to wear a face mask. Thank you for your cooperation.

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