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  1. Films give a helping hand to refugees

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Films can be more than entertainment, at least for FilmAid which now has a branch in Hong Kong that aims to brighten up refugees' lives by showing them movies ... to provide information on health, travel safety and regional conflicts. The films may also provide psychological relief for refugees, says Tony Steains, chairman of FilmAid's board of directors. ...

  2. FilmAid hands Asia's refugees the power to tell their own stories through cinema

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... International family in its efforts to bring hope, entertainment and information to refugees and displaced people around the world through the magic of cinema. Global executive director Liz Manne flew in from New York to celebrate the Asian chapter's recent success in the refugee camps at the Myanmar-Thai border. FilmAid Asia set up a production training programme at the camps, yielding ...

  3. Film festival to shine a light on refugees' plight

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... occupation with hip hop. These are stories, and people, that rarely grace cinema screens in Hong Kong. However, they will be centre stage next week at the Refugee Film Festival, alongside the tales of the reporters and activists dedicated to bringing their tribulations to a wider public. Organised by the Hong Kong office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the annual festival ...

  4. A fund-raiser for refugees

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung The inter-school fund-raising show R11 will perform a benefit concert for the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre on Saturday evening at the Canadian International School. Students from Chinese International School, West Island School, South Island School and Canadian International School will perform singing and dancing routines to raise money for refugees. Tickets ...

  5. Refugee becomes fashion success

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... a 12-year-old dyslexic refugee from the war-torn African country of Uganda. The girl has an amazing talent for drawing and designing clothes. Threads tells the highly improbable but persuasive tale ...

  6. Film studies: refugee stories

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... you should feel uncomfortable. If it makes you feel a bit angry- if it rattles the cage and shakes people up... and the movie can do that.' Screamers will be part of the Refugee Film Festival, a cinematic showcase the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Crossroads Foundation organised for World Refugee Day on Saturday. 'I think the level of knowledge ...

  7. All I've Got

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of two Jewish refugees in 1944 to tell the Jews in Palestine about events in Nazi-occupied Europe. Today, 8pm. Jewish Community Centre Auditorium, 70 Robinson Rd, Mid-Levels. $60. Inquiries: 2801 ...

  8. Karen Mok's glittering double role helps charity

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... in the future.' Then on Saturday, Mok was 'co-pilot' to Michael Wong Man-tak (above) at the old Kai Tak airport as he gave some refugee children a helicopter ride. It's the first in a series of events ahead of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' World Refugee Day on June 20. ...

  9. Keanu Reeves is coming to town again for a star role in FilmAid Asia's inaugural gala

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... support and bring hope to refugees and communities in need across the globe. Tables for the Power of Film Gala are priced at HK$40,000. To reserve, call 9281 1865 or e-mail gala@filmaid.org ...

  10. War children

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (http://hk.youtube.com/user/unhcr) as part of the Gimme Shelter campaign to help raise US$23 million for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help affected families in eastern Congo and Uganda. ...




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