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Justice Centre Hong Kong

@justicecentrehk

Justice Centre Hong Kong is a non-profit human rights organisation working fearlessly to protect the rights of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable forced migrants: refugees, other people seeking protection, and survivors of torture, human trafficking and forced labour. Launched in 2014, Justice Centre Hong Kong was formerly Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre, which over seven years, helped more than 2,000 refugee men, women and children on the road to a new life. Building on our expertise in refugee issues, we identified a clear need for an increased response to tackling forced labour and human trafficking in Hong Kong, and expanded our remit to fill this gap. We advocate with and for forced migrants, bringing their voices into the public debate. We campaign for legislative and policy change, conduct research and work with the media and civil society to fight root causes and change systems and minds. We provide people seeking protection in Hong Kong with free and independent legal information and specialised legal and psychosocial assistance. We receive no government funding. Instead, we have spearheaded an innovative pro-bono working model that sees leading international law firms provide financial assistance and donate hours to help with legal research and support. We also harness funding from a variety of trusts and foundations and through individual donations.
http://www.justicecentre.org.hk/

Justice Centre World Refugee Day "Human Flow" Screening

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Every year on World Refugee Day (June 20), the world honours the strength, resilience and courage of millions of refugees, who are forced to flee their countries due to persecution, natural disasters, war or violence.

This year Justice Centre Hong Kong

 is proud to host a special two-part event on the eve of World Refugee Day to mark the day. Inaugurating the evening is a diverse line-up of young panellists, who will discuss their journeys on continuing awareness and activism.

The prompt is: #StayWoke.

Being “woke”, otherwise known as being socially and politically aware is key to participating in the conversation of human rights. And we all do it differently!

The hallmark of the night:

A community screening of "Human Flow", the well-known 2017 moving documentary by Ai Weiwei on the on-going global refugee crisis. The film that was shot over a course of one year and in 23 countries opened to some excellent reviews at the 70th Annual Venice International Film Festival.

“The exiled Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei has here created an ambitious, humane and often shocking cine-essay on the subject of migrants and the 21st century migrant condition.” Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“Every so often, he folds in an elegant or haunting quote, giving you something to think about as the camera shows a world in which, step by step, crisis by crisis, borders have become by turns absurd and immaterial.” Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes.

“You don’t watch the film, you experience it!” Andrew Cohen, executive producer.

Ticket Types

Early Bird Sales

HKD 100

Student Price

HKD 100

UNITE Members

Free

Ticket Package
Date & Time

19 Jun 2018 (Tue), 6:30 PM -

19 Jun 2018 (Tue), 9:30 PM

Human Flow Screening
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Justice Centre Hong Kong

http://www.justicecentre.org.hk/