the DISSIDENT club is an intellectual cafe & bar in Paris where dissidents of the world meet. We organize intellectual events: talks, exhibitions & screenings. Launched in Feb 2020, its run by two Pakistani journalists-in-exile: Sara Farid & Taha Siddiqui

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13th October 2021, @19H00
he world needs to prepare for ‘millions’ of climate displaced, announced the UN representative for Refugees earlier this year. Today, the consequences of climate change are already noticeable in our environment, but its impact on migration remains hidden. The melting of glaciers, the rising sea levels and desertification of fertile lands is pushing thousands of people out of their homelands to seek better refuge. However the West, and more specifically Europe remains oblivious to this tragedy, and does not recognize those displaced due to climate change.
Come join us at the DISSIDENT club this Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 from 19h as we discuss the issue of climate refugees vis-a-vis migration to Europe. Speakers include: Pinaki Bhattacharya, a political refugee from Bangladesh living in Paris, Vincent Loustau from the humanitarian organization SOS Méditerranée and François Croquette, who is a delegate at the Ecological Transition and Resilience department of the Paris City Hall.
(Food and drinks will be available on order from the bar).
11th October 2021, @19H30

Avant Première “LIBYA: No escape from hell” A film by Sara Creta

On Monday 11th October at 19h30, join us at the DISSIDENT club as we show an avant première for a documentary called “Libya: No escape from hell” by Sara Creta, an Italian journalist and documentary maker. (The film produced by Magneto productions will be broadcasted on Arte later in October). Following the screening at the DISSIDENT club, we will have a casual chat and Q & A with the film-maker and the production team, who will be present at the bar.
ABOUT THE FILM: For the last decade, Libya has been the epicenter of refugees arriving from all over Africa, in hopes of crossing the Mediterranean and reaching the shores of Europe. Sara Creta investigates the issue of migration from Libya especially how vulnerable migrants have to face a system of abuse perpetrated by the Libyan government in connivance with the local military and militias. In this powerful documentary, Sara uncovers how many migrants often end up in detention centers, where they work as forced labor, and sometimes used as human shields at military facilities to avoid attacks by enemies. But what is more appalling is the complicity of European Union which is giving Libyan authorities money to stop migration to Europe and thus complicit in this abuse. “They are providing assistance to the Libyan coast guard, to Libyan authorities, to intercept people in international water and bring them back to Libya, when it’s known that they will be returned back to this inhumane and degrading treatment in the detention centers,” Sara explains.
Food and drinks will be available on order at the bar.

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