27 Must-See Movies About Immigrants & Refugees

Check out this list of inspiring and insightful movies about immigrants and refugees, curated by the experts at Global Refuge. From feature-length Oscar winners and documentaries to short films and children’s movies, there is a great watch waiting for anyone interested in the immigrant experience!

Refugee Voices in Film

Refugee Voices in Film is an initiative that joins forces with other humanitarian agencies to find ways in filmmaking to relieve and help the plight of refugees around the world.


Founded in 2003 by Mona Rai and Paula Larkin, Document is one of Glasgow’s longest running homegrown film festivals, occupying a unique space in the Scottish festival landscape through its historical links with grassroots art and activist organisations, and through its commitment to stimulating programming that bridges cinema, visual cultures, politics and human rights.  The … More

Migration Matters

Every third week in June during what is known nationally as Refugee Week, Migration Matters Festival ‘Britain’s largest festival about Sanctuary and refugees in the country’ (The New Internationalist, 2017) returns to Sheffield in a festival that creates a platform to champion the voices of people who are so often muted, pigeon-holed into labels and … More