Like a Man on Earth
maandag 29 maart 2010 - 19:00
The film screening will be followed by a debate with Ethiopian director Dagmawi Yimer, director of Like a Man on Earth, minister Hirsch Ballin, Wilbert van Hövell (UNHCR), and Eduard Nazarski (Amnesty International). Moderator is Petra Catz.
Yimer knows first-hand what it means to fall into the hands of the Libyan police.
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi signed a treaty to support the Italian anti-immigration policy. In exchange for financial support, Libya promised to contain the flood of refugees. The methods Libya uses to achieve these ends are explained in Like a Man on Earth, told by Ethiopian refugees in Rome. Director Dagmawi Yimer knows first-hand what it means to fall into the hands of the Libyan police.