Celebrating International Migrants’ Day 2011, 14th Dec 2011, Glasgow

Let’s celebrate the lives, achievements, courage and resilience of people all over the world who are living their lives across and beyond borders!

Come and join in to promote migrants’ voices and migrants’ rights and to share your visions and hopes for a world in which ALL human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

The event is to mark International Migrants’ Day and Human Rights Day 2011 through films, discussions and more…

brought to you by GRAMNet and Migrants’ Rights Network, in partnership with BEMIS, Migrant Voice, Glasgow Human Rights Network.


Date: Wed 14th Dec 2011

Time: 5.30-8.30pm

Venue: CCA4/CCA Cafe, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G23 3JD



5.30_ Intro & Talks

5.50_ Film Screenings “The Deported”/”The Returnee” (Bangladesh 2007/South Korea 2009, dir. Mahbub Alam)

6.45_Celebrate & Socialise… with snacks, drinks, videos, info…




Find out more:

Human Rights Day (10th Dec) marks the creation 63 years ago of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community based on a fundamental principle: all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. This year, Human Rights Day pays tribute to all human rights defenders and asks everyone to get involved in the global human rights movement.

International Migrants’ Day (18th Dec) marks the adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families by the UN General Assembly in 1990: The UK has not yet ratified the Migrant Workers Convention. International Migrants’ Day reminds us of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants and encourages everyone to share experiences and take actions to ensure their protection.

Film Screenings: “The Deported” / “The Returnee”
Documentary: Bangladesh 2007 / South Korea 2009

The Deported deals with the struggle of undocumented migrant workers from Bangladesh and Nepal in South Korea and the effects of the governments’ crackdown on them. The documentary follows “the deported” to their home countries where they continue to fight for social justice and human rights in various ways.

The Returnee focuses on Masum, one of three leaders of the Migrants’ Trade Union who was arrested and deported from South Korea after working and living there for more than a decade. The film shows Masum’s journey as he is reunited with his estranged family and his travels to meet old friends and new allies who continue to struggle for the plight of migrants seeking the dream of a better life.
GRAMNet Film Series brochure