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Award Winning Film, Talk and Exhibition on the Refugee Crisis

Refugee Week at York Museums Trust

18-24 June 2018

The chance to take part in a Q&A with the director of an award winning film on the children of the Calais Jungle is taking place at the Yorkshire Museum  on June 20 as part of  Refugee Week (June 18-24).
Calais Children: A Case to Answer explores the story of the 2,000 children left when it was closed down, with many of them having a right to be in the UK.

Director Sue Clayton will then take questions after the film, which also follows the young people over the years since they left the camp.

The film is being shown on June 20 at 2:30pm-4pm and is free. Booking is essential via the York Museums Trust website.

As well as the film, there will be a curator’s talk on the exhibition The Sea is the Limit currently on show at York Art Gallery. This exhibition explores ideas such as nationalism, free movement and migration.

This will take place on Wednesday June 20 from 12:30pm to 1pm and is free (gallery admission price applies).

Kirstie Blything, learning manager for York Museums Trust, said: “We are thrilled that Sue Clayton is able to join us for the screening of her film and we look forward to hearing how the film was made and some more about the stories she covered.
“For those who have not visited it yet, Refugee Week is also the perfect time to come to York Art Gallery and see The Sea is the Limit, our major new exhibition about migration, refugees and national borders. If you come on Wednesday June 20 the curator of the show, Varvara Shavrova, will be on hand to discuss how the exhibition was put together and the themes which resonate throughout the exhibition.”

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The Sea is The Limit features the work of 11 international artists including Nidhal Chamekh (Tunisia/ France), Taus Makhacheva (Dagestan/Russia), Shahram Entekhabi (Iran/Germany), Brian Maguire (Ireland), Mohammed Sami (Iraq/ UK), Vanessa Vozzo (Italy), Vladimir Miladinović (Serbia), Halil Altindere (Turkey), Varvara Shavrova (USSR/ Ireland/ UK), Nick Ellwood (UK) and Susan Stockwell (UK).
They use their work to question the meaning of nationalism, free movement, inclusion and exclusion, drawing on both the historical and contemporary narratives which shape identity and opinion.

The exhibition expresses a desire for freedom and a better life that stands in sharp contrast to the reality the migrants experience on their journeys.