Free access online documentary about the problems and situations that foreign people face in Spain. The documentary shows their accommodation and integration process and it refers to the crucial role of education policies to improve migrants’ situation. The main figures of the film are men, women and their children from different origin countries as Somalia, Algeria, Senegal, Ecuador, Ukraine, Romania, Rwanda, etc. Some of them have the residence permit or refugee status; some don’t have their papers in order. The film follows them trough their everyday life: Somali woman that, along with her family, arrived in Spain to avoid the practice of the genital mutilation, now she works as intercultural mediator at the ONG ACCEM (dedicated to support migrants and refugees process of integration); an Ukrainian woman that corresponds with her twenty-year-old daughter (studding at university in Ukraine) by postal rather than by email because she doesn’t know how to use it, she works as cleaning and also is attending Spanish languages courses; Senegalese man who doesn’t have his papers in order, and his current job is as street vendor of illegal copies of movies, an activity punishable by law; an eleven year-old child from Rwanda at school, and the role played by education as a mechanism to restore a sense of normalcy in his life (promoting intercultural relationships, or helping to mitigate the consequences after living in conflict environments). This film portrays the difficulties they confront related to migrant policies and how to participate in education activities enhance their integration process in the reception society. The documentary shows how adult migrants attend to Spanish language courses and to other existing migrants’ support resources and the barriers they meet. This is an interesting tool to awareness and to analyze migrant families education needs, how to solve them in order to support their inclusion process and, likewise, to set the role that schools play to achieve that goal.
- Category: Tools and Resources
- Country: Spain
- Language: Spanish
- Type of file: Video