Moving to Mars charts the epic journey made my two Burmese families from a vast refugee camp in the Thai/Burma border to their new homes in the UK. At times hilarious, at times emotional, their travels provide a fascinating and unique insight not only into the effects of migration, but also into one of the most important current political crises: Burma.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with:
Volker Gerdesmeier- Director of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Melita Sunjic- UNHCR Brussels
Eleanor Dean- Production Assistant on the film, and now working for Refugee Action
with Carlos Jimenez from UNRIC as Moderator
The film is in English and Burmese with English subtitles and has a runtime of 90 min.
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