Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

One Life

Year: 2019
Language: English
Run Time: 84 minutes

One Life
One Life
One Life
One Life
One Life

Located in Bangladesh on its Myanmar (Burma) border, sits the world’s largest refugee camp. Home to over 800,000 people, nearly 95% of Myanmar’s Rohingya population reside in the city-sized camp after their villages were attacked and destroyed by the Myanmar militia. Though the camp organizers do their best to provide the refugees with all their needs, supplying sufficient resources, specifically food, continues to be the gravest challenge. These camps are not equipped to indefinitely sustain a population of this magnitude. Unfortunately, these circumstances are not unique. Refugees across the world are dealing with similar concerns. ONE LIFE provides a 360-degree look into the international relief system by profiling displaced refugees, the organizers working to support them, and the broken system in which they are both found. What begins as an intimate analysis of one refugee settlement quickly broadens into a systemic examination of a global crisis: hunger. Ultimately, the film challenges its viewers by asking them, “What is our responsibility to others?” (In English and Rohingya with subtitles) — R.R.

CIFF44 Screenings

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 12:10 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition


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Cleveland Council on World Affairs

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