BANGKOK — From the youngest Nobel Laureate who survived Taliban assassins to a Jewish woman who fought to recover Nazi-looted artwork, UNHCR will host a five-day film fest starting Thursday.
To mark World Refugee Day on June 20, “He Named Me Malala” (2015), a documentary about Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai will show along with four other films highlighting the plight of refugees and migrants around the world.
Get a look inside a Syrian refugee camp from two American filmmakers who went inside to make 2015’s “Salam Neighbor,” and a female boxer in Afghanistan clashes with her country’s traditions in “Boxing for Freedom.
A lesser-known issue is explored in “Facing Extinction: Christians of Iraq” a 2009 documentary short centered around a persecuted Christian minority group in Iraq.
Aside from the four documentaries, “Woman in Gold” stars Oscar-winner Helen Mirren as a Jewish woman who fights to recover a famous Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II.
The festival runs Thursday to Monday at Paragon Cineplex.