Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) will be held on Monday at RC Majumdar Arts Auditorium of the University of Dhaka.
The GMFF in Dhaka will feature 15 films that capture the promises and challenges of migration, and the unique contributions that migrants make to their new communities.
IOM Bangladesh, with the support of the European Union in association with Dhaka University Film Society is going to host the festival.
Over 600 films have been submitted in the Festival this year. Prominent and award-winning filmmakers and visual artists as a jury board have selected 30 films to screen in 100 countries around the world. 15 of those will be screened in Dhaka.
The films will show different facets of life, which can in turn help viewers to cultivate deeper empathy for migrants and a better understanding of their realities, needs, perspectives, and capacities.
The objective of the GMFF is to use films as educational tools that influence perceptions of and attitudes towards migrants, by bringing attention to social issues and creating safe spaces for respectful debate and interaction.
Moreover, the festival will pave the way for greater discussion around one of the greatest phenomena of our time.
The festival will start at 9am and end at 9pm. The event will also include two sessions where related stakeholders will join a talk with the audience. The festival is open for all.
Policymakers, government representatives, students, academicians, researchers, prominent filmmakers, prominent actors and actresses, development partners, UN agencies will join the event. There will be an interactive inaugural session and closing session.