Our Humanity is Not a Debate - WNY Refugee Film Festival
Thursday 13th Sep, 2018 → Saturday 8th Jun, 2019

Journey's End
2495 Main Street, Suite 530 Buffalo, NY 14214
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Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc. cordially invites you to a very special film festival on refugees in 2018-2019, beginning this September with a series of extraordinary documentaries on the refugee experience in the U.S., culminating in a two-day grand finale of three outstanding international films to celebrate World Refugee Day in June 2019.

Our film festival has been curated to make this the most exciting and unique cinematic “Happening” in Buffalo over the next year. Whether you are passionate about the plight of refugees or just love great, thought-provoking filmmaking, we have something for everyone: Congolese auteurs in Montana; poetry and paintings of Baghdad; refugees confronting white supremacy in Maine; a women-run food truck in Beirut; a Syrian, a Finn, and a sushi restaurant in Helsinki, and much more!

Line-up:

WE ARE IN IT

Thursday, September 13, 2018

6:00 PM  8:00 PM

And

Friday, September 14, 2018

7:30 PM  9:30 PM

 

BONUS SCREENING: LESSONS IN SEEING

Saturday, September 15, 2018

2:00 PM  4:00 PM

 

DOUBLE FEATURE! RENGA FOR THE WEST & REFUGEES OF SHANGRI-LA

Thursday, November 1, 2018

6:00 PM  8:00 PM

And

Friday, November 2, 2018

7:30 PM  9:30 PM

 

THE LETTER: AN AMERICAN TOWN AND THE “SOMALI INVASION”

Thursday, January 24, 2019

6:00 PM  8:00 PM

And

Friday, January 25, 2019

7:30 PM  9:30 PM

 

THE LOST DREAM

Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:00 PM  8:00 PM

And

Friday, April 12, 2019

7:30 PM  9:30 PM

 

SOUFRA

Friday, June 7, 2019

6:00 PM  8:00 PM

And

8:00 PM  10:00 PM

 

WAREHOUSED

Saturday, June 8, 2019

12:00 PM  2:00 PM

And

2:00 PM  4:00 PM

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE

Saturday, June 8, 2019

6:00 PM  8:00 PM

And

8:00 PM  10:00 PM

This is our only big fundraiser for the year, so please join us for this spectacular cinematic experience and help support refugees in WNY! Proceeds will benefit the many programs at Journey’s End that serve thousands of refugees, immigrants, asylees, and other communities in Western New York each year. Please visit our website to learn more about our vital programs and initiatives for our clients.

If you are among the first 70 people to purchase the JERS Ambassador Film Festival Package of eight films, you are invited to a special FREE film event with a community conversation on refugee resettlement with special guest director Yehuda Sharim (we are in itLessons in Seeing) on Saturday, September 15. Even if you are not among the first 70, this is a fantastic deal on eight fantastic films – a year’s worth of entertainment that also supports our refugee community! Plus everyone who purchases a package is invited to our VIP reception to celebrate the grand finale of our film festival on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the lower level lobby of the Tri-Main Center, from 4 pm - 6 pm.

Plan your date nights with a loved one and purchase two packages, or buy as a gift for a new grad or the cinephile in your life. Can’t make a film? Give your ticket to a family, friend, or colleague. Purchase packages and read our terms and conditions regarding sales and transfers here.

All films are in English with subtitles and will be screened in our theater at Journey’s End, conveniently located in the Tri-Main Center at 2495 Main Street, Suite 530, Buffalo, NY, 14214. There is ample parking in lots on Halbert, Jewett, and Rodney Streets. For more information, email us and follow us on Facebook for the latest news and views on refugee issues and, of course, on the film festival!

Seating is very limited and available for a short time only, so purchase your JERS Ambassador Film Festival Package today! See you at the movies!

Ambassador Packages include tickets to all films in Film Series, Finale Weekend and access to VIP Reception. Choose from 2 options for days and times.

**First 70 packages sold will be invited to attend a special screening of Lessons in Seeing by Yehuda Sharim followed by a community conversation on the future of the U.S. refugee resettlement program led by Dr. Sharim and his colleagues. You will be notified by special email if you are one of the lucky Early Birds! Please see our film festival website at www.wnyrff.org for more details.

Thursday Series and Early Finale Weekend Showings 

  • Thurs 9/13/18, 11/1/18, 1/24/19, 4/11/19 @ 6pm for Series
  • Fri 6/7/19 @ 6pm, Sat 6/8/19 @ 12pm & 6pm for Finale Weekend
  • VIP Reception Sat 6/8/19 4-6pm

Friday Series and Late Finale Weekend Showings

  • Fri 9/14/18, 11/2/18, 1/25/19, 4/12/19 @ 7:30pm for Series
  • Fri 6/7/19 @ 8pm, Sat 6/8/19 @ 2pm & 8pm for Finale Weekend
  • VIP Reception Sat 6/8/19 4-6pm
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