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Type Events and festivals
Cutty Sark
Date and Times Wednesday 19 June 2024 | 5.30pm-9pm
Prices Free

Join us for a free screening of Io Capitano, hosted in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and visit a special installation on the topic of missing migrants.

This event forms part of Royal Museums Greenwich's Refugee Week programme.

Event overview

Screening of Io Capitano

This emotive film tells the story of Seydou and Moussa, two Senegalese teenagers who leave Dakar to travel to Europe where they believe opportunities await.

On a journey neither could have imagined, the two boys face the dangers and the beauty of the desert, the shock of detention centres in Libya, and the perils of the sea in their pursuit of a better life. This epic story offers a deeply human perspective on migration journeys. 

Directed by two-time BAFTA-nominee Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Tale of Tales), Io Capitano has been nominated for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards, and won Best Director and Best Young Actor Awards at Venice Film Festival. 

Please note Io Capitano has an age rating of 15 and contains scenes of violence and threat. 

Installation – Missing Migrants: 63,000 lives too many 

While having the opportunity to watch the Oscar-nominated film, Io Capitano in the spectacular riverside setting of Cutty Sark, this exclusive event will offer attendees the chance to visit a special installation by the IOM focused on the topic of missing migrants.  

Since 2014, the Missing Migrants Project, an initiative by the IOM's Global Data Institute, has recorded deaths and disappearances on migration routes worldwide. The project began after two tragic shipwrecks which claimed the lives of more than 600 people off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa.

The project remains the only global open-access database of migrant deaths and disappearances, compiling information from governments, United Nations officials, civil society organisations and migrants themselves. The data is made widely available to raise awareness of the issue and call for action. 

Find out more

The installation, drawing attention to the many lives lost during migration journeys – most of them at sea – will also be accessible to the wider public at the National Maritime Museum from 10-24 June.

Event timings

5.30pm-6pm: Doors open and visit to IOM’s Missing Migrants installation

6pm-6.15pm: Opening remarks given by:

  • Christa Rottensteiner, Chief of Mission at IOM UK 

  • Missing Migrants project representative 

  • Royal Museums Greenwich curatorial team

6.15pm-8.15pm: Io Capitano film screening

8.15pm-9.15pm: Refreshments and networking

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