Independent Film Showcase


“Film is a universal language that transcends boundaries and can inspire conversations about the complex issues surrounding migration.”

– Aaraon Diaz Mendiburo, Independent Filmmaker

The International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), together with the Migration, Mobilities and Social Politics research cluster, welcome you to an evening of film screenings with three internationally renown independent filmmakers. This event runs alongside the 9th Annual Popular Culture and World Politics conference and showcases the power of pop culture in tackling the complexities of migration.

Date: November 12th, 2016, 7:00pm-9:30pm 

Location: Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-42

Drop in for free popcorn and join in a conversation with the filmmakers prior to screening these three incredible and diverse films.

Visit our Eventbrite page to register:

Features include:

Colombian filmmaker Monica Gutierrez presenting a short teaser of a documentary film currently in production entitled “Sun Flower Man” 

Award-winning filmmaker Dr. Harjant Gill screening “Sent Away Boys”

The IMRC’s own Dr. Aaraon Diaz Mendiburo presenting his film “Perspectives: ‘Temporary’ Migration in Canada”

We welcome all participation in what promises to be a thought provoking evening of entertainment.