Battling the third wave of local COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of people choose to spend more time at home. If you are already bored of binge-watching dramas and movies and there’s nothing more interesting to do, consider viewing the three refugee films we’ve selected for you. This way, you can donate to refugees while getting some entertainment, adding meaning to your monotonous anti-pandemic life!
Being “trapped” in the pandemic helps us better understand the difficulties faced by refugees in different stages, as portrayed in the three selected films.
Facing the pandemic, we all wish to resume back to normality soon. Yet many of the refugee families have been prolongedly struggling for life. The family featured in “Midnight Traveler” has been experiencing an uprooted life for years, staying in temporary shelters for a long time, until suitable resolution is found and available.
Globally, only 24% of refugee children have the opportunity to secondary education. “Day One” witnesses how refugee teenagers recover from their traumas through receiving education. The restart of normal school days is still far away due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, the dreams of being able to get education to improve their future are still remote to many of the refugees, both before and after the pandemic.
During the long wait for getting the chance to rebuild a brand new future, many refugee families easily feel disappointed and discouraged. The little girl called Lean in “69 Minutes of 86 Days” is a cheerful kid full of spirit and hope. She spreads her positivity to people around to overcome different challenges in the journey. Her brightness might also be able to cheer you up during these difficult times when everyone is constantly adapting to new policies in preventing and combating the virus under the COVID-19 pandemic.