Ciné-ONU Brussels, Vienna and Geneva present: Wake Up On Mars

New opportunity to watch the film and join the panel discussion on 7 October.

You can participate in the online screening in two simple steps:

Step 1: Watch the film ‘Wake Up On Mars’ using the link and password below. They are valid until 6pm (CET), 7 October.

Synopsis: In Sweden, a family from Kosovo faces the rejection of their asylum application. The result is the trauma of the two girls, victims of the “resignation syndrome”, which plunges them into a long coma. Faced with this situation, Furkan, aged 10 and the youngest child in the family, shows incredible resilience and sets out to build a spaceship as a horizon to all possibilities.

Password: horndal

This film is in English and has a run time of 74 minutes

Step 2: Join the panel discussion on the impact of migration on mental health at 5pm (CET), 7 October.

You can do this by joining at the following link.


  • Dea Gjinovci, Director of Wake Up On Mars
  • Dr. Elisabeth Hultcrantz, Professor emerita, Linköping University
  • Peter Ventevogel, Senior Mental Health Officer, UNHCR
  • Moderated by Martin Nesirky, Director of UN Information Service, Vienna

To send questions for the panel during, or in advance of, the panel discussion please email: [email protected]


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