“In This World” film screening

October 19, 2019 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Directed by Michael Winterbottom and filmed in  documentary style, IN THIS WORLD blends fact and fiction to tell  the true story of two Afghan brothers whose family give all they have to a people smuggler to get the boys out of a refugee camp in Peshawar to a better life in London.  Even as the film reveals their perilous journey along the “silk road” through Pakistan, Iran and Turkey to England, it puts a personal face on what it means to be a refugee in our increasingly violent “globalized” world.  This is a dramatization about real people and events, using non-professional actors and filmed in a fashion that blurs the lines between drama and truth. In This World won the Golden Bear Award at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival. “Without an ounce of phony Hollywood uplift, Winterbottom’s film cuts right to the heart.”– Rolling Stone