The Coded Pictures documentary film ‘Moving to Mars’ showed in the 2009 Sheffield DocFest with a great feedback from its audience. So much so that oXyFire has been asked to capture and supplied the recorded Q&A session to Coded Pictures for use in the difficult task of raising awareness of this important subject. More info can be found at http://www.movingtomarsfilm.com.
Moving to Mars follows two refugee families from Burma over the course of a year that will change their lives completely. Forced from their homeland by the repressive military junta, they have lived in a Thai refugee camp for many years. A resettlement scheme offers them the chance of a new life, but their new home, in the British city of Sheffield, will be different to everything they have ever known.
With intimate access, this feature-length documentary from Mat Whitecross (The Road to Guantanamo) depicts the families’ moving and sometimes humorous struggles with 21st century Britain. Their stories give us a unique insight into the experiences of displaced people throughout the UK, whilst showing the human consequences of Burma’s political unrest.
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