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1 Jan, 1970 at 12:00 am - 22 Jun, 2017 at 12:00 am

Dirs. Ellen Martinez and Stephen Ching, 102 min.

With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. The film follows two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running. Viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the representation of the refugee crisis.



Dr Anna Ball completed an AHRB-funded MA (2004) and GTA-funded PhD (2008) at the University of Manchester, and has taught at NTU since 2007. She is currently co-Director of NTU’s Postcolonial Studies Centre Working at the cusp of postcolonial, feminist, world literary and comparative literary studies and across various textual and visual mediums, she has published widely on questions of space, border-crossing, embodiment and agency, particularly within a Middle Eastern context. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing and a member of the Postcolonial Studies Association. She also works closely with a number of arts and cultural organisations in the Nottingham area, including the New Art Exchange and Nottingham Beyond Borders.



Dr Daria Davitti is Assistant Professor in Law at the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining academia, Daria worked for three years as a Human Rights Field Officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and as a consultant for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Flowing from her prior professional expertise, Daria’s research focuses on the implementation of international human rights law in complex contexts, such as situations of armed conflict, forced migration and humanitarian emergencies. Her work examines the obligations and responsibility of states, international organisations, and private non-state actors operating in such contexts.

Juan delGado is currently exhibition in NAE’s Mezzanine Gallery. Altered Landscapes is a new body of work which traces a personal narrative through the scarred vistas of Europe in the midst of the largest mass migration in living memory. In 2016 delGado travelled to Greece, Macedonia and Calais and recorded the journeys taken by refugees, many of whom are from Syria and northern Iraq. The artist did not film these ‘invisible’ people who proliferate our media, rather he chose to capture the traces of their existence: the fleeting moments and marks left on the land as they pass through to find safety.

A third panellist will be introduced during the event.

Admission: FREE
Age range: All are welcome
Please note, there may be some scenes that are distressing for children.

Refugee Week is a time to develop our understanding of refugee experiences and to celebrate the rich contributions they make to our culture. NAE are part of the Midlands-based collective Beyond Borders.

Please note that all our events have restricted capacity. To book you place please follow the ‘book now’ link (below) or contact New Art Exchange (0115 924 8630/[email protected]) We recommend arriving 15 minutes before the event start time. We reserve the right to re-allocate unclaimed tickets after the event start time.

Image credit: After Spring