School of Global Studies

Global Voices One World Week

School of Global Studies, One World Week events 19 - 23 March 2018



Arts C333

 ‘What’s in your suitcase?’: Refugees in motion and their portmanteau of heritage - Professor Divya P. Tolia-Kelly

This session invites you partake in a reflection on international migration and how people create a sense of heritage and home; what do people choose to move with. The session offers some examples of what people have moved with in various migrations in the world, their effects and the social life and value of things in migration.


Arts C333

Bestfoot Music

 is an intercultural music organisation based in Sussex that brings together displaced musicians from around the world. Founder Phillip Minns presents a talk outlining the background to the project and the work they have done with migrant musicians both in and around Brighton and in the camps of Calais and the recent crowd-funded recording project with the Sussex Syrian Community Musicians collective. The talk with be followed by a live performance by Best Foot Music Artists Jamal and Julian.

Read more: Jamal and Alaa


Lecture Theatre Arts C133


On the Bride’s Side

A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding.

This emotionally charged journey not only brings out the true stories and hopes and dreams of the five Palestinians and Syrians and their rather special traffickers, but also reveals an unknown side of Europe – a transnational, supportive and irreverent Europe that ridicules the laws and restrictions of the Fortress in a kind of masquerade.

More info and trailer: On the Bride’s Side


Lecture Theatre Arts C133


Silvered Water

Shot by a reported “1,001 Syrians,” according to the filmmakers, Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait impressionistically documents the destruction and atrocities of the civil war through a combination of eye-witness accounts shot on mobile phones and posted to the internet, and footage shot by Bedirxan during the siege of Homs. Bedirxan, an elementary school teacher in Homs, had contacted Mohammed online to ask him what he would film, if he was there. Mohammed, working in forced exile in Paris, is tormented by feelings of cowardice as he witnesses the horrors from afar, and the self-reflexive film also chronicles how he is haunted in this dreams by a Syrian boy once shot to death for snatching his camera on the street.

More info and trailer: Silvered Water



Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C

Environmental Change, Stress, Shocks and Migration: Intersections Between State Fragility, Poverty and Inequality.

Professor Dominic Kniveton presents his ground-breaking workshop/ experiential learning seminar which involves group problem solving, decision making and game playing. Participants are presented with a series of dilemmas, both individually and collectively, in an interactive process that aims to highlight how a seemingly simple chain of events can unravel into complex situations, potential crisis and catastrophe.


Lecture Theatre Arts C133


Ticket to Paradise

(Danish title: “Fra Thy til Thailand”) ‘Thai Wives and Transnational Marriage Migration: the Search for a Better Life’:  Talk, Film screening and Discussion.

Professor Paul Statham, director of The Sussex Centre for Migration Research, introduces Danish filmmakers Janus Metz & Sine Plambech’s acclaimed documentary Ticket to Paradise  followed by an open audience discussion and Q and A on SCMR studies of the impact on Thai-Westerner relationships on Thai women and their life chances.

More info and trailer: Ticket to Paradise



Dhaba Café, Arts C

Come along to the opening evening of 'The Big Steppe' exhibition, which will be on display in the Dhaba Café. Molly Atkins will be introducing the featured photographs, which were taken as part of a research project in Mongolia. The images aim to illustrate some of the human experiences of internal migration, and depict life as a pastoralist in a changing human and physical environment.

Read more: The Big Steppe



Arts A103


Ilo Ilo

By Anthony Chen (Singapore 2013, 99’) – Literally: "Mom and Dad Are Not Home") looks at the integration of Filipino workers in Singapore The debut feature of director Anthony Chen features an international cast. Ilo Ilo was premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and became the first Singaporean feature film to win an award at there. 

More info and trailer: Ilo Ilo



Lecture Theatre Arts C133


I Am Not Your Negro

2016 American documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.  It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary. 

More info and trailer: I Am Not Your Negro


Lecture Theatre Arts C133



Timothy George Kelly, a London-based Australian filmmaker travelled around the UK talking to people about being British in the months after the referendum.  The result, Brexitannia, is a beautifully crafted, sobering snapshot of a country in turmoil.  By giving the interviewees a space to voice their opinions, the film shows the complexities and contradictions of collective democratic decision-making, challenging lazy narratives about what caused Brexit and why people voted Leave or Remain.  But the film never passes judgement.
(The Pan European, June 19, 2017)

More info and trailer: Brexitannia