How to build a home in a place called nowhere? Film maker Lieven Corthouts made Kakuma Refugee Camp his home for 4 years; one of the toughest places on earth. Tonight we will watch the film he made about the daily life in the camp, and discuss it with him and each other.
Kakuma refugee camp, in north-west Kenya, is the fastest growing city in the region. It is one of the toughest places on earth. Many new arrivals are children sent out of conflict zones by their parents. Against all odds, these children grab all opportunities in the camp to rebuild their lives.
Film maker Lieven Corthouts made the camp his home for four years. In his film he unveils the inventiveness of the camp’s inhabitants and the true dynamics of a refugee settling. Can Kakuma really offer a future? Or is it just a waiting room, where the only option is to plan your journey to Europe?
By screening The Invisible City [Kakuma] IOM wants to contribute to the contemporary discourse on migration and invites you to actively participate.
Foto © Lieven Corthouts
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