More than a million Syrian refugees are living in Lebanon today, while many refugees are also arriving from Palestine.
Twenty screenings were held in seven refugee camps and informal tent camps across Lebanon. In connection with the screenings, children and teens discussed and analysed the films' themes and reflected on their form and content.
The children are divided into the age groups of 5-8, 8-12 and 12+ years.
Around 25-40 children attend each screening.
The films are subtitled, dubbed or interpreted live in Arabic.
These films are shown:
The Mouse by Pil Maria Gunnarsson
Helium by Anders Walter
The Flame and the Cotton Ball by Niels Bisbo
Having a Brother by Esben Toft Jacobsen
Ernst shorts by Alice de Champfleury
We Shall Overcome by Niels Arden Oplev
The Kid by Charles Chaplin
The project is a partnership between the Danish Embassy in Beirut, Metropolis Art Cinema and the Danish Film Institute.
The DFI has experience with other international film projects in countries including Palestine, Syria, Brazil, Tanzania and Uganda.