WHY WELCOME CINEMA?
Integration can be a difficult process. While newcomers to this city are often marginalised socially, Londoners are more likely to read about refugees than engage with the people behind the stories. Welcome Cinema is a move to address this uncertainty, lending a hand to step over the divide.
"We are proud to support this important project; fusing food, film and fantastic people. This venture encapsulates the excitement we should all feel, about bringing human beings together" - Amnesty International U.K.
WHo we are
Having worked in the Calais jungle many of our volunteers have witnessed the desperation and hardship refugees face first hand. At the camp's Women and Children’s Centre residents were able to escape, stay dry and watch a film twice a week through a visiting cinema. That same spirit comes to our screenings. Bold, inspirational movies followed by thought provoking Q&A’s help bond an audience who might not normally meet.
On the night we have home-cooked cuisine from around the World, brought to you by the Welcome Kitchen. The price of dinner is covered by the ticket so bring an appetite.