Eight feature length films will be screened as part of the festival, along with a number of shorts. Between films there will be two panel discussions with academics, artists, practitioners and former immigration detainees. The discussions will explore, but not be limited to, themes raised by the films.
The festival will incorporate musicians, including Kokoroko, Djanan Turan, Lili Caseley, Noga Ritter, and Alvorada, as well as DJs from Dance for Refuge and DJ Blonde Zilla. On top of that, there will be workshops, a networking brunch, and platforms for dialogue.
Any revenue raised through the festival will be used to support Akwaaba, a small charity providing weekend drop-in and advice services to refugees and migrants in Hackney, London.
Migration is often relegated into the corners of the film industry, with films that solely focus on negative experience of displacement. The aim of LMFF is to portray the diversity, nuance and subjective experience within migration - in order to restore the dignity and humanity inherent within it.
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