The 4th Korea Refugee Film Festival
The 4th Korea Refugee Film Festival’s theme is “MEET AND GREET.” Refugees come to Korea to escape war, disaster, and persecution. But Korea, despite being the first East Asian country to enact refugee law, has a mere 2% rate of granting refugee status. During times of trouble, we are all encouraged simply by a friend who listens to our story and nods. At KRFF this year, give that encouragement to refugees, who had to leave their lives to embark on a life-risking journey here.
Pre-Event_ MEET AND GREET
On World Refugee Day, refugees will be hosting a cultural festival that they themselves have designed and prepared. Learn how to greet each other in a diverse array of languages, braid your hair at an African hair salon pop-up, try on traditional wear, walk with our parade in celebration of the festival, and more!
2 PM – 6 PM, June 10th, 2018
Seoullo 7017 (Seoullo Overpass, Rose Stage, Magnolia Stage, Busking Zone, Malli-dong Park)
Korea Refugee Rights Network / Organized by: Dongducheon Refugee Community, Migration to Asia Peace (MAP), Ansan Global Youth Support Center, Jumma People’s Network in Korea
MEET AND GREET
Meet refugees from different ethnic groups and learn how to say their greetings. We will give out photo frames and calligraphy postcards so you can treasure the valuable experience.
2:00 ~ 5:00 / Rose Stage
Pretty Bird Salon
How about a visit to a Middle Eastern, African, or Western Asian salon? Apply henna, put on Cleopatra’s eye make-up, braid your hair African-style, and try on traditional dress and accessory. Experience for yourself the beauty of these regions!
2:00 ~ 5:00 / Rose Square
Live Letter Busking
Busking performances and refugees’ live reading of letters.
2:00 ~ 5:00 / Magnolia Stage
Karen Refugee Children’s Choir, Jummer Refugee Performance
2:00 ~ 5:00 / Busking Zone
Letters to Refugees
Program 1: Writing to a refugee
Program 2: Building peace blocks / Creating peace maps
2:00 ~ 5:00, Magnolia Square
Let’s celebrate our meeting by walking together on the Seoullo Overpass.
5:00 ~ 5:30, Seoullo (Hoehyun à Malli-dong Park)
Enjoy letters written by refugees exhibited throughout the garden.
12:00 ~ 6:00, Seoullo Overpass Park (Some sections)
Family Lounge, Playground
Families and children can relax in decorated tents and on the ‘World Citizen Game Field,’ an interactive art piece.
12:00 ~ 6:00, Malli-dong Park
Korea Refugee Film Festival
Enjoy the three selected refugee movies and hear their backstories at GVs, and participate in the events designed by Korea’s refugee support organizations when you go visit their booths.
10:00 AM – 7:45 PM, June 17th, 2018
Seoul Cinema, 13 Donhwamun-ro, Gwansu-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (2 min. from Line 3 Jongno 3(sam)-ga, Exit 14)
Screening Timetable & Events Schedule