Peace and Social Justice Forum to show inspiring film ‘Unspoken Tears’
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BELFAST — On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at 6 p.m., the Peace & Social Justice Forum/Waldo County, in coordination with the Belfast Free Library and concerned individuals, will show Unspoken Tears (2022), an inspiring documentary about refugee children healing in schools from the scars of war and displacement.
“This important and timely film from the National Film Board of Canada and directed by Quebec Director Helene Magny, offers a refreshing perspective on how we can help refugees heal,” said Peace & Social Justice Forum/Waldo County, in a news release.
Current estimates are that there are 88 million people worldwide, displaced from their homes by the climate crisis and war, many of whom are children. Unspoken Tears pays tribute to the admirable resilience and survival strategies of these “small adults,” whose spirit the bombs and camps have not completely crushed, at a time when it is vital to raise awareness in Western societies of migration-related issues and children’s rights.
The film (1 hr 15 min) is in French with English subtitles.
The film will be shown in the Abbott Room of the library with a short discussion to follow.
Free and open to all.