Film: The Terminal - Humanity House


25 Aug

Open Air Cinema

Film: The Terminal

Film by Steven Spielberg, who demonstrates with humour the reality for many refugees and migrants, namely that they become totally trapped by policy. The story is based on the life of the Iranian asylum seeker Merhan Karimi Nasseri, who was confined to Charles de Gaulle Airport from 1988 to 2006. 

Viktor Navorsky from Eastern Europe visits New York. When he arrives at Kennedy Airport, war breaks out in his homeland. He cannot fly back, and with his current papers he cannot enter the US. Viktor improvises, and for months he makes Kennedy Airport his temporary home, where he observes people and falls in love with stewardess Amelia.

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About Outdoor Cinema: migration

This summer Humanity House opens its terrace for a series of open-air films: Outdoor Cinema 2016! The theme this year is migration.

We are showing films and documentaries from all corners of the world about people who take the momentous decision to leave their homeland. Leaving a dangerous place, arriving in the land of their dreams, or stranded in a place where they don’t want to be at all: how do they relate to new and unknown surroundings, and to policies often aimed at keeping them out? Come to this special summer cinema series and step into the world of the migrant.

Why this film?

Programmer Carry: “An accessible feature film that captures the reality for many refugees and migrants in a funny manner, namely that they become totally trapped by policy.”

Good to know

Director: Steven Spielberg
Length: 128 minutes
Subtitles: English subtitles
Attention! the film starts at sunset (around 9.30 pm)
Rain: If it rains we will screen the film in our (covered!) Genèva Room

All films in the open air

28-07-16 Film: Stranded in Canton
03-08-16 Docu: The Tiniest Place
04-08-16 Film: Norteado
10-08-16 Docu: A World Not Ours
11-08-16 Film: Children of Men
17-08-16 Docu: They will have to kill us first
18-08-16 Film: Dheepan
24-08-16 Docu: Special Flight
25-08-16 Film: The Terminal

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