Global Migration Film Festival is coming to Helsinki and Oulu

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Morabeza – the Force of Movement


20.11.2019 Helsinki

A documentary film called Morabeza, the Force of Movement will be screened in Helsinki and Oulu as part of IOM’s annual Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF).

The film is about the African island country Cabo Verde and the massive migration from the island into different countries that has taken place. It shares the stories of several Cabo Verdean migrants and their descendants while showing the island’s beautiful, mountainous and bare landscape. The migrants reflect on their integration to their new homelands, but at the same time tell about their sense of rootlessness and otherness. The interviews of Cabo Verdeans take the spectator to Paris, Lisbon and Rotterdam to explore culture and identity and to hear a range of unique life experiences.

The Global Migration Film Festival features films and documentaries that capture the promise and challenges of migration as well as the unique contributions that migrants make to their new communities. The goal of the festival is to pave the way for greater discussion around one of the greatest phenomena of our time. IOM launched the Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) in 2016, and the event has become a global celebration of culture and diversity.




Screening schedules in Oulu and Helsinki

Screening in Oulu

On Thursday 28 November at 18h at Studio Cinema, Cultural Centre Valve. More information here.


Screening in Helsinki

On Tuesday 10 December at 17h at Think Corner, University of Helsinki. Facebook event here.

The event is organized in cooperation with UNRIC Nordic, Finnish UN Association and Tiedekulma and is also this year's last UN Cinema.


The events in Helsinki and Oulu are both free of charge. However, registration is required for the screening in Helsinki. You can register here.


Information about Morabeza – the Force of Movement

  • Languages: French, English, Portuguese, Creole.
  • Subtitles: in English.
  • Duration: 74 min

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.