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The United Nations presents: Styx

On 21 January 2019, Ciné-ONU will be screening: ‘Styx’.

Styx Poster

‘Styx' is a dramatization about Rike - a doctor from Europe – who embodies the typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat with migrants on board. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision. This screening will be shown in partnership with the The European Parliament LUX Prize at Cinéma Galeries in Brussels.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with guest speakers; Claude Moraes, MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee; Inma Vazquez, MSF Representative to the EU and NATO; and Federico Soda, Director of the International Organisation for Migration's Coordination Office for the Mediterranean; moderated by Petra Hongell, UNRIC.

To watch the trailer, click here.

For more information about the screening, click here.

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