July 28, 2023

Documentary film “Refugee Girls” at the International Documentary Festival Visioni dal Mondo


The documentary film “Refugee Girls” by the Italian film maker Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso, will be officially released at the International Documentary Festival Visioni dal Mondo.

The Festival will take place in Milan from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 September 2023. “Refugee Girls” will be projected on Sunday 17 September at 5.30pm at the presence of the film maker.

Refugee Girls is a documentary that follows the lives of Robina, Bozhena and Sofia, three young refugee university students. Robina, from Afghanistan, follows courses at the Sapienza University of Rome. In Barcelona, Bozhena and Sofia, Ukrainian girls, meet during a Spanish course for refugee students. Intertwining these stories, the documentary explores the plight of refugees and the opportunities offered by Europe. Human resilience and inner strength emerge in extreme situations. Refugee Girls invites reflection on acceptance, solidarity and the creation of a better future for those fleeing conflict and persecution. Watch the trailer here.

The documentary is the result of a collaboration between Sapienza University of Rome, the Mediterranean Universities Universities (UNIMED), Fundació Solidaritat of the University of Barcelona, the Association of European Universities (EUA) and the International Organization for Migration (partner associate) within the UNI(di)VERSITY project funded with the support of the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

Refugee Girls gave me a chance to engage with the new generation of 20-year-old refugee girls and enter their lives. You feel a rippling energy made of depression, dreams, the desireto change the world and great instability. Broken dreams of teenagers in the prime of their growth who are forced to grow up and take on great responsibilities”, said the Director.

Director:  Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Production:  UNIMED
Producer:  Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Editing:  Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Cinematography:  Daniele Di Pietro, Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Lenght:  65′
Nation: Italy
Year:  2023