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Conscious Film Screening: Macondo | Sudabeh Mortezai

  • Screening Room 50 George Square Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9JU United Kingdom (map)

Join us for the screening of 'Macondo' telling the story of Ramasan, an 11-year-old Chechen refugee living in Macondo, a tough ethnic neighborhood in the industrial suburbs of Vienna. 

Tucked in between the airport, motorway and the banks of the Danube in the Viennese district of Simmering, an entire world of its own has emerged behind walls of corrugated iron and barracks: Macondo, a settlement of refugees where about 3,000 asylum-seekers from 22 different countries are housed. One of them is eleven-year-old Ramasan who has come here from Chechnya with his mother and two younger sisters. His father was killed in the conflict with the Russians, at least that’s what he's been told. Ramasan tries his best to take his father’s place – for instance by looking after his sisters or tucking his mother’s stray hair back underneath her headscarf. But then a brooding man named Isa, a friend of Ramasan’s father from the old days, suddenly arrives in Macondo and Ramasan's life is thrown into disarray.

The event is part of the Conscious Film Screening Series organised in partnership with the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh and LUX Prize.