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"This show is an exploration of what it means to be a migrant, of ‘being from a certain place’ and what makes you identify with a country, its culture and people."
18-11-2015  -  21-11-2015
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Saudade - Xavier de Sousa-870

East Midlands

Platforma Festival – A Kosovan man returns to Sheffield 15 years after arriving as a refugee in 1999. Through the leaks and dust of his old, grotty room, Gjergj recounts his journey from citizen to refugee and where war forced him to confront the unimaginable: evacuating his home and being separated from his family.
07-11-2015  -  07-11-2015
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sanctum

East Midlands

Platforma Festival - Through Ismael’s eyes we see the lives of residents of Armley, new and old - a play by Zodwa Nyoni, presented by Leeds Studio in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse
06-11-2015  -  06-11-2015
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Nine Lives
Platforma Festival - This day long film event focuses on the changing nature of screen storytelling and film production in the context of the Syrian civil war. What motivates screenwriters, filmmakers and producers to engage in creative storytelling in the middle of a violent conflict? Or when experiencing and/or witnessing dramatic human displacement? What are the new methods of capturing and re-imagining stories of everyday life for people and places undergoing transition because of conflict? 
06-11-2015  -  06-11-2015
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queens of syria

East Midlands

Platforma Festival - Transport returns with a multi-media sea saga following the recent success of their multi-award winning play Elegy.
05-11-2015  -  05-11-2015
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The Edge
Platforma Festival - Internal Terrains explores life as a choreography of decades, in search of what’s at stake as we move from one decade to another. Poetic and sensual, the performance plays chords with films and installations, crows, cages and electric shocks.
04-11-2015  -  04-11-2015
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Internal Terrains
The third Platforma Festival will take place in Leicester across the first week of November led by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with ArtReach, featuring performances, exhibtions and the Platforma Conference.
02-11-2015  -  07-11-2015
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Platforma Festival

East Midlands

Journeys Extra is a new initiative, developed by ArtReach in collaboration with Leicester City of Sanctuary, which will run in parallel to the Platforma Festival in Leicester
02-11-2015  -  09-11-2015
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Dreaming of home
Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab in partnership with the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, University of Durham, the Performing Arts, University of Northumbria, Platforma Arts + Refugee Network and The Forge, reflects on the performance, film and installation work of London-based artist and researcher, Natasha Davis.
30-10-2015  -  30-10-2015
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unrooted
An intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive, and illuminating study of belonging, friendship, and family in the lives of those whom dispossession is the norm, and yearning their daily lives.
26-10-2015  -  26-10-2015
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Displaced, by Amel Guettatfi, follows three Syrians living in a makeshift camp on the Northern border of France. Each felt the need to leave home after the uprising in their home escalated. They survive on the bare minimum, living in tents in the winter, trying to cross to Britain every night.
22-10-2015  -  22-10-2015
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displaced
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