It’s such a pleasure to greet you here.
I’m delighted to be the Honorary President of the International Migration Film Festival. As the son of a man who migrated from Ottoman Syria to the US, I understand and identify with the issues of Migration. Turkey is the country hosting the largest number of refugees in the world. There are 3.6 million Syrian refugees alone and also asylum seekers from other countries. And now, like the rest of the world, a new challenge is facing the refugees, stopping the spread of Covid -19.
This Festival promote films which tap into the immigration experience and also features films produced by, directed and written by and starring immigrants.
Let’s check out some of these films. There are interesting guests doing master classes and interviews too.
I’ll see you at the movies. Thank you very much. This means so much to me. Thank you.
F. Murray Abraham
Honorary President of the International Migration Film Festival