The Border



FRI 5th AUG, 4.15PM 

Caoimhe Butterly, Ireland, 12′

Filmed at the Idomeni border crossing in Northern Greece in April 2016, The Border highlights the dislocation and uncertainty of the over 12,000 women, men and children who were stranded there. The Border documents the impacts of European border closures and offers a glimpse into the stories of those most affected. In the context of continuing, preventable, deaths in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, The Border is a clear and considered portrayal of the strength, vulnerability and resilience of those seeking refuge. The short piece seeks to subtly counter media representations that too often homogenise- and delegitimize- the multitude of human narratives and lived experiences carried by those on the move.


This short will be screened before the International Feature ‘Mahmud’s Escape – A Syrian Family Seeking Refuge’

Details of Mahmud’s Escape – A Syrian Family Seeking Refuge can be found here:


Friday 5th Aug, 4.15pm, Adam Room, Headfort House (ticket covers both The Border & Mahmud’s Escape)

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Online bookings for films close at 12 midnight the night before. However, tickets will still be available at the box office in Headfort House. Please note the closest ATM to Headfort House is in Kells Town (approx. 2kms) & there are no card facilities at the box office.