On Tuesday 20 June at 21.15 hrs Movies that Matter, UNHCR, and De Balie organize a special screening of The Good Postman within the context of World Refugee Day. Syrian chef Mohammed Adam will take over the kitchen of De Balie during the Refugee Food Festival.
In an utterly desolate hamlet near the border with Turkey and Bulgaria, a postman has a heart-warming plan: to invite the hordes of Syrian refugees who pass through to stay in the village, in order to revive the community.
The sleepy Bulgarian village lies close to the border of Turkey and has been the major gateway to Europe since time immemorial. The rundown houses are home to a mere 38 residents, many of whom are well past 65. The half-ruined school building is no longer used. All the young people have left for the big cities. The elderly have remained behind with nothing to do. Recently, however, they see droves of refugees passing by. These are Syrians, fleeing the war in the hope of finding a better place in Europe.
The film will be screened with English subtitles.