International Organization for Migration launched a Global Migration Film Festival between 5-18 December 2016, bookended by IOM’s 65th anniversary and International Migrants Day.
Over 80 IOM missions and regional offices worldwide screened movies that capture the beauty and challenges of migration by bringing these realities to audiences around the world. The Film Festival is a part of the UN Secretary General’s global campaign “Together” to change negative perceptions and attitudes towards migrants, and to strengthen the social contract between host countries, communities, refugees and migrants.
IOM Moscow jointly with the UN Information Center in Moscow screened a number of movies, which focus on migration, as well as its risks and challenges, such as human trafficking, discrimination and human right violations. The screenings took place in the Central House of Journalist and Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs.