Messages from Paradise #1 Egypt: Austria

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Messages from Paradise #1 Egypt: Austria – A documentary film by Daniela Swarowsky and Samuli Schielke

  • 26 Jan 2010 — 29 Jan 2010
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Various venues, UK


In a village in Egypt, young men dream of migrating to Europe where they hope to find money, freedom, and new horizons. In Vienna, Egyptian migrants long for home. Their tales of migration reveal that the realities of living in Europe are more complex and nuanced than they themselves might have dreamt. Paradise, for both sides of this fictional dialogue, is always elsewhere. And perhaps happiness lies not in making old dreams come true, but in finding new ones. The series of showings listed below include Q&A sessions with film-makers Daniela Swarowsky and Samuli Schielke.

Tuesday 26 January, 4:15pm
Arts C233, University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH
Contact Dr Jon P Mitchell
T +44 (0)1273 872565 ext 2565

Wednesday 27 January, 5pm – 7pm
G51, SOAS main building
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Contact: Magnus Marsden
T +44 (0)78 400 75 869

Thursday 28 January, 5pm – 7pm
LG04, Lower Ground Floor, Migration Research Unit
Department of Geography
University College London
26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP
Contact Lauren Wagner
T +44 (0)20 7679 5527

Friday 29 January, 5pm

Oxford University

Middle East Centre
St Anthonys College
68 Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6JF