The 4th KOREFF (Korea Refugee Film Festival) was successfully held in Seoul Cinema on June 17th. This festival was arranged by the Refugee Supporting Network and sponsored by UNIQLO, IOM, Philip Morris Korea, Ansan Global Youth Support Center, Seoul Cinema, Cinema DAL, and Lush.
Three movies were played during the film festival. The first movie was <Last Men in Aleppo>, directed by Feras Fayyad and about Syrian refugees. Second movie <The Breath>, directed by Ui-Seok Chae about Jumma refugees. The last movie <Nice People>, directed by Anders Helgeson Karin af Klintberg and about the Somali refugees in Sweden. Audiences were able to learn about the refugee lives and sympathize with the refugee themselves.
In the hallway were many booth programs organized by Human Asia and other organizations in the Refugee Supporting Network. Human Asia prepared an interactive program in which people can design their own 4th KOREFF T-shirt the way they want using dying papers. Other organizations also arranged various booth programs such as “Refugee’s got Talent” campaign, photo booth, scenario game, quiz, and etc. Refugees themselves were present to participate; they brewed coffees and served them around, sold handmade bracelets and interacted with the citizens. Through watching movies and participating in the booth program, citizens have reduced the distance of understanding of refugees. With the interest of many people, KOREFF was successfully completed.
Earlier, on June 10th, Refugee Culture Festival was held in Seoullo 7017. Its purpose was to advertise for the upcoming film festival as well as to accustom the citizens with cultures where refugees come. Refugees and citizens had a good time together through programs such as African traditional braiding, badge making, and courtesies lessons.