This film is a first-hand account of the perilous journey of a group of Syrian refugees fleeing war and persecution. Traversing land and sea on an old fishing boat manned by smugglers, their nail-biting journey leads to Europe, where they learn that the hardest part still lies ahead. Each must battle to stay sane and create an identity within the maze of regulations and refugee hostels. Months of uncertainty – waiting and living in one center after another – takes its toll on their spirits. They have to confront what it means to be a “refugee” and try to rekindle the greatest thing they have lost: hope. The Crossing takes us along one of the most dangerous journeys of our time, and shows the lengths to which people will go to find safety and forge their own destiny. (55 mins)

Screening with:


by Davison Mudzwinga

This is a film about a family struggling to survive as refugees escaping the civil war that reignited in Mozambique in 2013. Moses Mukukuri, 29, and his family seek refuge on the border with neighboring Zimbabwe. In this new country, they find themselves between a rock and a hard place as they struggle to survive and make a future of their children. (14 mins)

The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Please note: These films are not suitable for children under the age of 13 and they will not be admitted into the cinema.

Wednesday 10 April 2019 @18:00 – 20:30
Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education at Bertha House
67-69 Main Road,
Mowbray, Cape Town
RSVP is essential as places are limited: 021 685 3516/8 or