The Camden Conference and Rockport Public Library are presenting a film series titled Refugees and Global Migration this month, in connection with the 30th Camden Conference. The screenings take place Saturdays through Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. The events are free and open to all.

The first film in the series, Nov. 5, is “Salam Neighbor” (2015, USA/Jordan/Syria); see link below for more information.

On Nov. 12, the series will screen “Dreaming of Denmark” (2015, Denmark/Italy), a documentary directed by Michael Graversen that follows the fate of one young refugee, Wasiullah, who arrived alone from Afghanistan at age 15 and found peace in Denmark. When he turns 18 and his application for asylum is rejected, however, he is forced to leave the country. Wasi flees to Italy, hoping to here obtain a residence permit that will allow him to return to Denmark.

Graversen has followed the young Wasi for many years, and the close relationship between them has given the filmmaker unique access to Wasi's life underground in Europe. The dream of one day returning to his friends and a safe future in Denmark has become the driving force of Wasi’s survival. “Dreaming of Denmark” offers unsettling insight into what often happens to unaccompanied refugee children who disappear from the Danish asylum centers.

The third film, screened on Nov. 19, will be the Oscar-nominated “El Norte” (1983, UK/USA), directed by Gregory Nava. These presentations are hosted by Rockport Public Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 30th annual Camden Conference — Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis, Feb. 17-19. The 30th anniversary Camden Conference Community Events Series is supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit; email; or call 236-1034.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or