Come and join our free outdoor cinema events powered by 100% solar power, the Solar Cinema will travel across Malta and Gozo to bring the most inspiring films to a place near you! This project is part of Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture.

This screening is in collaboration with Utopian Nights and is intended for a mature audience. Utopian Nights includes a series of public events which bring artists and thinkers together to discuss important social issues related to exile and conflict.

Sense Of Belonging is a short film programme about unsettling pursuits. What if you lose your sense of identity? Have you ever felt unwanted? There are many causes to feel unsettled and lost. Aren’t we all searching for a sense of belonging?

We are very happy to have Fatima Whatsoever joining us with a Spoken Word performance as an introduction to our film programme.


Emmalia, letter 3647: i – Xena Maria Evers – NL – 8.16min
A single tattooed letter, ‘i’, as part of art-tattoo project Human Rights Tattoo tells Emmalia’s story. Emmalia is a transgender women and activist from Kampala, Uganda. Kampala is not always a safe place for Emmalia, because she fights against homophobia and transphobia in her country.

The Rejected – Nabil Alfayomi – PS – 3 mins
On a Greek island, a group of international journalists pretend to help a Syrian man to steal his story.

Valparaiso – Carlo Sironi – IT- 20 mins
The story of a young pregnant women who is first trapped in a immigration detention center while dealing with her difficult pregnancy.

Viva Malta- Sarah Mallia- MT – 6 mins

Nightshade – Shady El-Hamus – NL – 14 mins
Tarik helps his father to transport illegal immigrants into the Netherlands. When an accident occurs, Tarik gains the acknowledgment from his father he has yearned for, but at a high price.

Journey Birds – Daphna Awadish – IL – 9 mins
An Israeli animated short exploring the experience of migration and the notions of home and identity.

Route De Soleil- Karsten de Vreugd – NL – 13 mins
“I’ll take a refugee in, if you bring one back” Two friends are having a drink when their conversation suddenly takes a serious turn when they come to speak of the European refugee problem.

About the Sea – Khaled Saud – SY- 3.14 min.
An evocative portrait of the sea told through memories and imagination.

Cargo – Karim Rahbani – LB- 20 min.
Lost in the middle of the Bekaa valley after fleeing the Syrian war, little Abed and his sick grandfather find their way into the city of Beirut, only to face a ruthless fate.

Ayny – My Second Eye -Ahmad Saleh – DE -10 min.
The mothers stood when the war hit the houses. The children kept dreaming. The houses grew back. The war hit back. The children kept playing…

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This event forms part of Utopian Nights: Inside the Border and Solar Cinema.