The memoire Albert Cohen Foundation
On 08/03/2018 at 19:30
- The Parish Church of Saint Mary - London
- Duration : 1 hour
"An invitation to discuss the rights of refugees around a documentary"
by The memoire Albert Cohen Foundation
Dear Friends of London,
You were there in 2016 when we came to celebrate, in London, the 70th Anniversary of the Intergovernmental agreement on adoption of travel document for refugees, of which Albert Cohen is the visionary behind it. Since 1946, he has created the first true passport for refugees and the foundations of their international protection which were codified in the Geneva Convention of 1951. Cohen's heritage conveys to us all the need to take action to prepare the world for the ethical boundaries needed to welcome tomorrow's refugees. Our ambition for London is that it can sustain an educational, informative and innovative project dedicated to the children of refugees situated in this great city. This momentous achievement will not only help those children to attain citizenship but also allow them to gain a valuable insight on their rights and responsabilities. It will also change Londoner's views on the wealth and opportunities that they represent and the deeply rooted values that are beholden to themselves. Laying the first stone of this ambitious undertaking, we invite you on the 8th of March 2018 to a film projection followed by a debate in the presence of Valentine Varela, the director of this remarkable documentary pertaining to those who have or had obtained the Nansen's passport.