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To The Four Winds Film Screening


Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

There are however, alternative film screenings taking place across Leeds including:

  • To the Four Winds (information below) - Thursday 24 October, 5.00 - 7.00pm, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds - free food and drink.
  • Renir; the real-life journey of a migrant from the Ivory Coast - Wednesday 30 October, 6.00 - 8.00pm, Belgrave Music Hall - free drinks for the first 40 people.

A central part of this EU-project is a campaign, which commemorates 3 October when 368 people, including children, women and men, lost their lives in a shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa. The aim is to get 25 000 signatures to push the EU parliament for policy change. Please show your solidarity and support by signing and circulating the petition​.

​We are proud to host a film screening of 'To The Four Winds'; an award-winning film about the migration crisis.

What's the film about?

In the Roya Valley located between France and Italy, thousands of migrants try to cross the border each month in search for a better life.

Cedric Herrou, a local farmer, has been welcoming migrants into his home since the beginning of the crisis; turning his backyard into a much-needed shelter.

With the help of friends and volunteers, he challenges French immigration policies which make it impossible for these families to set food on French ground and seek asylum.

Filmed over three years, by documentary filmmaker Michael Toesca, To The Four Winds follows an everyday hero who will do anything to help these families, even risking his own freedom.

You can view the trailer for To The Four Winds on Youtube.


Tuesday 22 October
4.00 – 6.00pm

The film screening will last for 1 hour 40 minutes. A hot buffet and refreshments will be provided.


Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD

How to book

This event is free, but please register via Eventbrite​ so we can confirm numbers prior to the screening.

Additional activities

In addition to the film-screening, the University is also proud to host, in partnership with Channel 4 and the Professional Muslim Institute (PMI), 'A dialogue with Channel 4'. Click here​ to register for this event.

Further Information

The film-screening is being shown as part of Escape to Safety, which is hosted by Leeds Trinity University, in partnership with Leeds Development Education Centre; which provides education and training for teachers on Global Learning.

Escape to Safety is part of a three-year EU-funded project, Snapshots From The Borders. This project aims to improve understanding around migration flows towards European borders. Snapshots From The Borders is petitioning to make 3 October the European Day of Memory and Welcome. You can sign the petition here

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The contents of these actions are the sole responsibility of the contractor and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

If you'd like any further information about Escape to Safety at Leeds Trinity University, please contact Hayley Cook, Corporate Communications Manager, on 0113 283 7247 or