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image from movie poster: "Through Thier Eyes"The law building’s Moot Court will host a screening Monday of a documentary on the experiences of young refugees living in Windsor.

Film to tell stories of refugee youth

Windsor Law will host a screening of the film Through Their Eyes, which documents the experiences of young refugees living in Windsor, at 5 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Moot Court.

The filmmakers follow the youths as they learn to tell their stories through a play produced by The Arts Collective Theatre and Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women.

A panel discussion to follow the screening will feature:

  • the film’s director, J.D. Oppen;
  • executive producer Cassandra Richardson;
  • Chris Rabideau, director of the play Inside the Burden;
  • youth leaders Amina Hussein and Geoffrey Lodu;
  • Hugo Vega, general manager of settlement and integration services for Windsor’s YMCA;
  • social worker Shelley Gilbert, Legal Assistance of Windsor;
  • law professor Sujith Xavier; and
  • Erwin Dimitri Selimos, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology.

The event, presented by the Windsor Law Equity and Diversity Committee, is free and open to the public.

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