Public Seminar with Screening Watani My Homeland

Public Seminar with Screening Watani My Homeland

December 08, 2019

On Sunday 8 December, the NIOD is organizing a screening of Watani My Homeland in cooperation with Movies that Matter at CREA in Amsterdam. This screening will take place in the context of the public seminar "Negotiating Displacement", through which we explore the experiences of war and mass displacement from many different perspectives. The event starts at 12:00 with a joint lunch. The screening of the film starts at 14:00, followed by a follow-up discussion. The program lasts until 17:00.

Watani My Homeland
Touching documentary in which we perceive war through the eyes of children, being forced to flee and having to rebuild an existence in a new country. A harrowing experience due to the devastating effect of war and violence, but also disarming and hopeful due to the resilience of the children.

After the film, Linda Polman moderates a conversation with Christoph Rass and Babah Tarawally.
Christoph Rass is professor of contemporary history and historical research into migration at the University of Osnabrück. Babah Tarawally is a writer, journalist and columnist. In 1995 he fled from Sierra Leone to the Netherlands. Linda Polman is a freelance journalist and writer. She has written several books about humanitarian aid and intervention.

Attendance is free. Register here.

Date and time: Sunday 8 December, 12:00-17:00.
Location: CREA, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam.