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Cinema Paradiso

25 August 2016 5:30 pm - 26 January 2017 7:30 pm

mima and Investing in People and Culture (IPC) invite you for screenings and discussions at our international film night.

Viewings are followed by informal conversations about the ideas and issues in each film.

IPC is a Middlesbrough based charity supporting vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the area and offers issue-based community development and activities that elevate mental health and ensure social inclusion for new and emerging communities.


Thursday 25 August, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

A Syrian Love Story (2015, France / Lebanon / Syria / UK, 76 mins)

Filmed over five years, this documentary charts the love and grief of a family who become refugees.

Date for your diary: Future films

Thursday 29th September, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Pride (2014, UK / France, 120 mins)

Set in the UK in 1984, Pride is a political comedy about gay activists supporting miners on the National Union of Mineworkers year-long strike.  Based on real events.

Thursday 27 October, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Tsotsi (2005, South Africa / UK, 94 mins)

The story of a teenager from the slums of Johannesburg, South Africa, who discovers a baby in the backseat of a car he has stolen.

Thursday 24th November, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Persepolis (2007, France / Iran / USA, 90 mins)

This animation charts political changes in Iran during the 1970s and 1980s through the eyes of a girl as she grows up.

Thursday 15 December, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Save the date for a special festive edition.  Film to be decided by the group.

Thursday 26 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Lilting (2014, Cambodia / UK, 90 mins)

Lilting is about a Chinese Cambodian mother and young British man who are mourning the loss of a son and partner.  Through memories of their shared love they begin to bridge linguistic and cultural divisions.

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