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Wake up on Mars

Ciné-ONU Geneva, Brussels and Vienna
invite you to:

watch this powerful documentary
and take part in an engaging discussion!

(The planned discussion in July had to be cancelled for technical reasons).


Online edition

Wednesday, 7 October at 5 p.m. (CET)

Wake up on Mars

In Sweden, a family from Kosovo faces the rejection of their asylum application. The result is the trauma of the two girls, victims of the "resignation syndrome", which plunges them into a long coma. Faced with this situation, Furkan, aged 10 and the youngest child in the family, shows incredible resilience and sets out to build a spaceship as a horizon to all possibilities.


How to participate in 2 easy steps:

First: watch the movie until 7 October 2020 at 5 p.m.
Email us at cineonu@un.org to request the link

Second: join the discussion Wednesday 7 October at 5 p.m. (CET) on "The impact of migration on mental health."
Link: https://rtce-unog.webex.com/rtce-unog/onstage/g.php?MTID=e32c041cfb9d991553f260661608fc958

⦁        Dea Gjinovci, Director, Wake Up on Mars
⦁        Dr. Elisabeth Hultcrantz, Professor emerita, Linköping University
⦁        Pieter Ventevogel, Senior Mental Health Officer, UNHCR
⦁        ModeratorMartin Nesirky, Director, UN Information Service, Vienna

You will be able to ask your questions live or send them to us by email at cineonu@un.org.



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About Ciné ONU

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From Yann Arthus Bertrand’s epic film Human to Alfonso Cuarón’s magnificient Roma, Ciné ONU Geneva uses the power of film to shine a light on the United Nations’ work and foster understanding about gender equality, human rights, humanitarian aid, health, reconciliation and peace, and many other issues.

An initiative of the United Nations Information Service, Ciné ONU Geneva holds these free film screenings regularly and invites the public at large for a discussion afterwards with panelists from the United Nations, civil society, academia, Member States and others.

Our aim is to raise awareness of UN priorities and activities and strengthen the profile of International Geneva, and we often do this in partnership with UN agencies, permanent missions or other partners. Ciné ONU Geneva is pleased to rely on the support of the Centre d’accueil de la Genève internationale (CAGI).

Ciné ONU was originally launched by the United Nations Regional Information Centre in Brussels in 2007. Since then, screenings are regularly organized in New York, Lisbon, London, Vienna and other cities. In Geneva, Ciné ONU was launched in 2014.

For more information or to receive alerts on future screenings, please contact cineONU@un.org.

Admission is free but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.