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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.


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)

Hosted by

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 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

Busking Performances

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)

Grateful Road

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

10:00 – 11:45

Last Man in Aleppo

After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, Last Men in Aleppo allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm. Winner, 2017 Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.

Directed by Kareem Abeed, Soeren Steen Jespersen | Year: 2015 | Subtitles: Korean/English

11:45 – 12:45

Last Man in Aleppo - GV

13:15 – 14:35

The Breath

GHANA JOTI SRAMA and MUKTA CHAKMA are Jumma people, an indigenous population in Bangladesh. They are currently refugees in Korea, with a 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter. GHANA works day-to-day making containers, and MUKTA puts together components for a shower head. They lead calm lives, but when violence erupts in their home country, they come together in solidarity with the Jumma community.

Directed by CHAE Euiseok | Year: 2017 | Subtitles: Korean/English

14:35 – 15:35

The Breath- GV

16:00 – 17:45

Nice People

A group of young men who fled the war in Somalia have ended up in a rural town in Sweden where integration is tough. Something needs to be done. Local entrepreneur Patrik Andersson gets an idea, why not use sport as a bridge to get people closer to each other? The goal: to create the first ever Somali national team in bandy and make it to the World Championship in Siberia. Nice People is a story about racism, fear, and bravery…and doing something never done before.

Directed by Anders Helgeson, Karin af Klintberg | Year: 2015 | Subtitles: Korean/English

17:45 – 18:45

Nice People - GV

18:45 – 19:45

Closing Ceremony

Throughout the day

Korea Refugee Rights Network organizations will be hosting booth events throughout the day.

Events: Refugee’s Got Talent, Migration Zone (Learn about migrants through dice games), Refugees: Illusion and Truth, MEET AND GREET (Learn greetings and cultures from refugees from a diverse arrays of ethnic groups), My Little Story (Through given scenarios, indirectly experience refugees’ stories), Refugee and Human Rights Quiz, Introducing NGO Projects with Refugees, Drip Coffee by Refugees, and more!

Location: Seoul Cinema 1st Floor Key Hall & 8th Floor in front of the theater

UNIQLO and LUSH will be participating in our booths. See them in action!

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