11th UNHCR REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL 2016
17th September(Saturday)〜23rd Octorber(Sunday), 2016
Q-pot. Toro-ri Ribbon Project is inspired by Q-pot.’s brand mission
"to create the chain of smiles with excitement and spread it to the world".
The project comes together with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) Office
for Japan / Japan Association for UNHCR.
UNHCR and Japan Association for UNHCR hold ” 11th UNHCR REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL” this year!
＜What is UNHCR REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL?＞
At Refugee film festival,
films that are masterpiece and independent
expresses the refugee, internally displaced people, stateless person, fear and loss,
hope and success, despair and courage and power of living though the difficult situation.
We introduce ”Sonita” from these films.
Comment by Koido in charge of donation project in Q-pot.
“Sonita” is the documentary story of a sixteen girl who dreams of becoming a rapper one day.
By the war she left Afghanistan and lives as a refugee.
And there is “Child marriage” that means a girl who do not even know about love
is forced to marry with adult man.
The story expresses the difficult situation around her.
Woman should get marriage. Woman should not sing...
There is no human rights.
She has been treated like a ”goods”, so she sings ”I am not a goods”. It reached our heart and gave us pain.
“Is there any difference between the refugee and you who are watching the movie?
We have ears, eyes and mouse, we are the same with you.”
That is right. We Japanese cannot imagine the situation of them, but it is not the situation of others in foreign country.
Please hear the rap by Sonita who does not give up living in the difficult situation.
How about think of the theme on a world scale?
Please come to 11th UNHCR REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL
and get an opportunity to think about the importance of the right and peace.
11th UNHCR REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL will be hold
in Tokyo, Sapporo, Sendai, Osaka and 16 schools
to spread this festival to many people.
More details about 11th UNHCR REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL is here
(This festival with no charge, but you need to reserve on the web site)
※There are no reservation now at Sendai and Sapporo,
but numbered tickets will be issued on the first-come-first-served.
Phone number of the festival for details
0120-972-189（10AM〜18PM on weekdays）
Q-pot. continues to come together with Japan Association for UNHCR
to create the chain of smiles with excitement and spread it to the world.