York University will host a free screening of the refugee documentary “Warehoused” this month to bring awareness to displaced refugees worldwide and shed light on those in refugee camps and segregated settlements.
The university will hold the screening to help commemorate World Refugee Day, which is June 20. The screening will take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Nat Taylor Cinema, with a panel discussion following the screening.
The documentary film by Vincent Vittorio and Asher Emmanuel, spotlights the stories of refugees, specifically those in Dadaab, Kenya, which is one of the largest refugee camps in the world.
According to the statistics in the university’s press release, over 60 million people worldwide are identified as refugees who are displaced and without shelter, nourishment, health care and a way to sustain a livelihood.
The film’s title evolved from the term “warehoused," which refers to those who have been restricted to camps or segregated settlements for more than five years.
“While these camps seem helpful in the short-term, warehousing or stocking away people with little chance of resettlement merely puts a bandage on the problem,” the university’s announcement stated.