Journeys into Film

We are delighted to invite you to Journeys Into Film, a film festival, led by Journeys Festival International Manchester, exploring stories of belonging, migration, education and women’s empowerment. The programme of films highlights global issues of displacement and refuge in non-traditional cinema venues around Manchester.



The films have been selected in partnership with a number of community groups and venues in the city. Screenings will be followed by Q&A’s, talks and discussions where the audience can discuss the issues raised in the films in a relaxed and sociable setting. We look forward to welcoming to you this inspiring and inclusive series of events.

Monday 24th February, 6.30 pm, Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Rd, M12 4NE

The story of activist Malala; following her survival of an attempted assassination. A testament to family, freedom, and education.

Friday 6th March, 7.30 pm, Stretford Public Hall, Chester Rd, M32 0LG

A group of women find a sense of empowerment and belonging whilst preparing for a theatre performance in a refugee camp in Lebanon

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Saturday 7th March, 2pm, Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Rd, M12 4NE

On the road, headed for Blackpool, a group of women are seeking escape and a good time. A ‘90s comedy classic From director Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham)

13th March, 12.30 pm, Revive Centre, 1 Northallerton Rd, M7 3TP

Born walking and talking, Kirikou is not your average baby! Setting out on an adventure to destroy the evil sorceress to bring peace to his home. (Family Friendly)

20th March, 7.30 pm, Nexus Art Cafe, 2 Dale St, M1 1JW

Based on a true story charting a childhood discovery of Dirty Dancing an opening a dance company at university; all whilst dancing is forbidden in Iran.

Saturday 28th March, 6.30 pm, Stretford Public Hall, Chester Rd, M32 0LG

This Oscar nominated feature tells the tale of 12-year-old Zain who attempts to sue his parents for giving birth to him.

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All screenings are offered on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis. People seeking asylum can attend for free and travel expenses can be covered. Please contact [email protected] to make arrangements.

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All films will be screened in English language with English Subtitles.

With thanks to our partners; Manchester Libraries, MAC Fest, Stretford Public Hall, Screen 32, Manchester City of Sanctuary, Revive, Rethink Rebuild Society.

With thanks to our funders; Film Hub North, BFI Film Audience Network, supported by The National Lottery.


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