Global School Film & Reflections: Migration

Date: 28 April 2021
Time: 16:00-19:15

Venue:  Jekteviksbakken 31, Jusbygg II Auditorium/Zoom (for the webinar)

Film screening of Mediterranea followed by a webinar discussion with Sine Plambech (Danish Institute for International Studies) and Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham) hosted by Synnøve Bendixsen (Leader of the Migration Pillar, UiB).

Welcome to the second Global School Film & Reflections, providing food for thought, body and soul. The series addresses the global challenges that are at the heart of the Bergen School of Global Studies: Inequality, Climate, Health, Migration and Governance.

We will screen the movie “Mediterranea” followed by a webinar with Sine Plambech and Nando Sigona hosted by Synnøve Bendixsen. Bendixen is the leader of the Migration pillar for the Bergen School of Global Studies.

The movie screening starts in Jusbygg II Auditorium at 16:00 and will be followed by a webinar starting at 18:15. For those who wish to see the movie at home, you can watch the movie here. Promo Code: UIBMHAVET (Select ‘Lei kr40,00’, then create a user account to see the movie.)


Mediterranea (2015)
Two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in this shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees.

Dr. Sine Plambech is an anthropologist, film director, and Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Yale University. She specializes in the areas of migration, women’s migration, smuggling, trafficking, and the sex industry. She works and films in migrant communities, border areas, red-light districts, and along migrant routes from and in Nigeria, Thailand, Sicily, and Denmark. With the multi-award-winning films, Heartbound and Fra Thailand til Thy, Sine Plambech stepped firmly onto the international documentary film scene.

Read more about the Bergen School of Global Studies.


The seminars are free and open to all. It is possible to attend the movie screening and the webinar both physically and digitally. However, please note that the physical screening of the movie may be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

According to COVID-19 regulations all participants must keep a distance of at least two metres from each other and maintain good hand hygiene. We also need to have an overview of who is present at all times, so for those who attend physically, we will register their names and phone numbers and keep it for 10 days. You can sign up for the event via this link.

If you have any respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home.