There are many forms of asylum around the world, between economic and political, or even asylum due to the outbreak of armed conflicts and wars, but they all share one endeavor, which is the search for new opportunities for a safe life.
Refugee issues occupy a significant space in the mind of the world, as June 20 was designated as the “World Refugee Day”, in which the problems faced by refugees are reviewed due to the suffering of their homelands, or even in the new lands to which they have sought refuge in search of life and escape. dangers threatening them in their countries. Read also It’s almost unbelievable.. the strangest real stories filmed by movies Benign masochism.. Why do we cry over imaginary movie heroes and not be affected by real events? 4 of the most beautiful new family films nominated to entertain children in Ramadan On the Nakba, refugees and the right of return.. Animated films that documented the Palestinian cause
- better life
The most prominent motive for asylum is the search for a better life, a better livelihood or a more fortunate future, but what if the life of asylum was the exact opposite? This is what the hero of the movie “A Better Life”, a Mexican refugee, who immigrate to the United States in an irregular manner, realizes about the lives of irregular Mexican immigrants, and he also realizes what future his son can meet if he is left in the arms of illegal gangs, to seek much From insisting to spare his son this fate, whatever the cost.
Before the explosion of the port of Beirut, but before the Lebanese uprising, how was the life of the street in Lebanon? The film “Capernaum” reviews an aspect of this life, where a child on the cusp of adolescence lives, a member of a family that gives birth to children without an account, and lives as a fugitive refugee without papers or a birth certificate, but he meets an irregular Ethiopian immigrant, who carries forged papers and works as a cleaning lady. She takes pity on him and agrees to let him live with her in her shanty hut in exchange for taking care of her infant while she is at work.
He meets a Syrian refugee who seeks to travel to Sweden to seek asylum there. He aspires to quote her experience and also travel to Sweden, but he is shocked that there are no documents proving his nationality, so he sues his parents to prevent them from having children again.
- for Sama
Films that deal with asylum usually tell the post-decision stage, the asylum journey, the means of travel, and life after arriving in the new world, but “For Sama” explains the reasons for asylum before the idea is born, as the journalist Waad Al-Kateb, the film’s director, portrayed Her life in Aleppo under the weight of war over 5 years, starting from her decision to stay in a war zone until her emigration to Aleppo, passing through all the reasons that gave birth to the idea, war and destruction, a life of danger, her marriage to a doctor who also decided to stay and establish a hospital in place of what was destroyed, emigration Her friends and neighbors in the neighborhood and the city, and even the birth of her daughter Sama, and perhaps the main reason for emigrating is “for Sama’s sake”.
- Traveler: Aleppo-Istanbul
The makers of the movie “Mosafer: Aleppo – Istanbul” hired real refugees to present events about a Syrian girl who has not yet completed 11 years old, who loses her family in the war in Aleppo with the exception of her baby sister, and her neighbor decides not to leave the two girls, the three girls try to escape from the war and from all of Syria towards Amal In a life undisturbed by shells and bullets in Turkey, with many refugees whom the filmmakers decided to be real refugees participating in the tournament.
Cultural confusion and integration are two problems facing the new immigrant. Perhaps the first generation of immigrants can retain the connection that brings them together with their countries of origin and their first culture, and this link may weaken among their children from the second generation who have experienced a small amount of parental culture mixed with the culture of the new world, thus building a world that combines the two But what about the third generation, who was born into the new environment and knows nothing about the origins and culture of their parents?
Between these intersecting and separated generations at the same time, a cultural and social conflict arises that was clearly recorded by the movie “Germany”, as it deals with a Turkish family of 3 generations living in Germany, and the three generations flounder in views, rules and cultures.
- “The Big Sick”
Do you oppose your family and its traditions that do not exist outside its home and the minds of its children, or do you follow your heart and your happiness? The American movie “The Big Sick” discusses in a comic way the issue of the cultural disparity between refugees and their new society, when the hero of the Pakistani film is forced to fall into this dilemma, between these two options, when he falls in love with an American girl and wants to marry her.
In this film, the hero of Pakistani origin falls into a dilemma when he falls in love with an American girl, whose family opposes marrying her, which makes him between two fires, either facing his family and bearing their feelings of betrayal and insistence on winning love, or abandoning the woman he wants to complete his life with.. Which one will he choose?
Another film that explores the integration and identity struggle that immigrants experience in their new world, scattered between their basic rules and the rules of the new state they are seeking refuge in. The film “Shahada” focuses on the psychological and personal struggle faced by 3 Muslim immigrants in “Germany”, which represents their new world.
They have great ambitions and dreams that they strive to achieve, but a struggle erupts in their souls over two options: either they cross a barrier they were raised on and refuse specific actions, or they keep what they have learned and stay behind this barrier in a new environment that they know nothing about.
- In the beginning.. they killed my father
Internal displacement and forced displacement are a harsher aspect of refugee issues, which was addressed by the American director and actress Angelina Jolie in her movie “First They Killed My Father” based on the autobiographical book of the same name written by Cambodian activist Long Aung. , who was forced to be a child soldier since he was five years old under the communist Khmer Rouge regime in the aftermath of the American war in Vietnam, as the regime forced families to leave their homes and villages and pushed them away to camps where their members were subjected to forced labor, abuse, confiscation of their property and deprivation of Healthcare, embodying the journey of children fleeing their homes for a better future.
Between the bitterness of survival and the fear of emigration to an unknown world, the struggles of a young working heroine who finally get a green card that will enable her to create a new life in America away from her harsh life in Ramallah are embodied
A new world may give her child a safer future, but she doesn’t know what awaits her, yet she seizes the opportunity in search of hope. She leaves behind her home, her job, and all her childhood dreams to head towards the unknown, before discovering that the life path she aspired to is not as easy as she imagined, but rather requires many sacrifices.