// NO TWO PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME STORY //
Now in its fourth year, the 8x8 Festival is designed, developed and delivered by students to bring award-winning films and stunning photography to your campus, along with a week of inspiring speakers and thought-provoking events.
This year, we're unpacking some of the myths and misinformation surrounding what is now the largest displacement of people since the second World War. Join our Facebook group to stay informed and make sure you don't miss any of the 8x8 Maynooth festival. All events are free and on campus!
Screening: Transit Zone
Tuesday Oct 11th // 7-8.30pm // JH1 (John Hume, theatre 1)
Filmmaker Frederik Subei spent winter at the 'Jungle' camp in Calais, living with refugees like Teefa, who has fled the regime in Sudan and dreams of a better life in the UK. The result is an intimate exploration of the harsh realities of life for the 10,000 people in Europe's biggest and most notorious camp.
Screening: Salam Neighbour
Wednesday Oct 12th // 7-9pm // JH1 (John Hume, theatre 1)
From the makers of Living on One Dollar comes an award-winning film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. Salam Neighbour immerses the audience into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach, as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.
The 8x8 Great Debate
Thursday Oct 13th // 7-10pm // JH1 (John Hume, theatre 1)
In partnership with the Literary and Debating Society.
Has the media's use of shocking images desensitised us to the refugee crisis? Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion on one of the most the pressing issues of our generation followed by a special screening of REFUGE, a short film by Irish filmmaker and activist Caoimhe Butterly.