On Dis­crim­i­na­tion

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The Cana­dian Em­bassy in Greece, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the City of Athens and with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the United Na­tions High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Sol­i­dar­ity Now and the Greek Film Archive, is host­ing “Twice Trapped: Dis­crim­i­na­tion among Asy­lum Ap­pli­cants,” a spe­cial pub­lic event that will ad­dress the re­al­i­ties faced by LGBTI refugees in flee­ing per­se­cu­tion and the par­tic­u­lar chal­lenges in ap­ply­ing for asy­lum. The event will be held on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 18, at the premises of the Greek Film Archive, start­ing at 6 p.m. The pro­gram in­cludes a screen­ing of Cana­dian doc­u­men­tary “Last Chance” (2012) by Paul Emile d’En­tremont, fol­lowed by a panel dis­cus­sion, co­or­di­nated by Kathimerini jour­nal­ist Xe­nia Kounalaki and in­clud­ing talks by the heads of the Greek Asy­lum Ser­vice, Maria Stavropoulou, and of the Greek Trans­gen­der As­so­ci­a­tion, Maria Galanou. “Last Chance” is a fea­ture doc­u­men­tary which re­traces the tur­bu­lent jour­neys of five peo­ple who fled their na­tive coun­tries – Ja­maica, Colom­bia, Le­banon, Nicaragua and Egypt – to es­cape per­se­cu­tion or ho­mo­pho­bic vi­o­lence and are seek­ing asy­lum in Canada. The film is in English with Greek sub­ti­tles. The panel dis­cus­sion will be in Greek with­out si­mul­ta­ne­ous trans­la­tion. Ad­mis­sion is free of charge. Greek Film Archive, 48 Iera Odos & 134-136 Me­ga­lou Alexan­drou, tel 210.360.9695

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