Tampere Film Festival and Pirkanmaa Film Centre present People on the Road seminar on the 8th of March 2019 in the Werstas Auditorium at 2pm-5pm.

Film directors and global migration experts discuss integration and identities: How can successful integration be defined or achieved in practise? What does it mean to integrate within Europe? What are the possible societal effects of success or failure in integration?

To add to the discussion, directors will show parts of their films from People on the Road Programme.

We have honour to have film director Jean Bitar as a our moderator. Bitar is known for documentaries about his neighborhood and its people in Vantaa. You can say that warmness and human interest are his work’s red lines.

We have honour to have film director Jean Bitar as a our moderator. Bitar is known for documentaries about his neighborhood and its people in Vantaa. You can say that warmness and human interest are his work’s red lines.

Speakers in the seminar are senior researcher Marja Tiilikainen from Migration Institute of Finland, film director Ali Parandian with excerpts from his film No Man Is an Island (Norway, 2017), film director Lysander Wiering with excerpts from the film Dokter Co (The Netherlands, 2017) and theatre practitioner Ilaria Tucci and excerpts from the the film Remembering Lampedusa – Love (Finland, 2018).

The seminar is free and will be in English.

P.S.

The Toisenlaisia tarinoita additional screening starts right after the seminar at the Tampere Film Festival Screening Room. FinnWID Women in Development’s Toisenlaisia tarinoita project visited Nigerian Benin City and Lagos in November. View clips from interviews with local anti-trafficking experts and Girls Power Initiative’s short films.
Screenings every day Thurs – Sat at 17:00. At the Thursday’s screening FinnWID volunteer will be present to answer your questions.

And one more time: The People of the Road Programme at the Tampere Film Festival starting after the Toisenlaisia tarinoita screening at Hällä at 18:00 and on Sat at 18:00.

Also Pirkanmaa Film Centre PEK – Film as a Tool People on the Road: Workshop Films at Hällä 10am Thursday 7th March