Refugee film shows power of compassion, says star

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Mala Ghedia, who plays an Indian migrant in the short film, which won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

A film featuring Syrian refugees that’s inspired by their harrowing experiences – as well as lighter moments – shows how successfully integrating them is possible with a little compassion, its lead actress said on Monday.

No Monsters In Berlin, tells the story of an Indian immigrant in the German city who forges a bond with a Syrian journalist forced to flee his country's conflict.

The award-winning feature was presented on the sidelines of a global debate on migration at the UN in Geneva, in partnership with the UN Together campaign against xenophobia and discrimination.

Co-writer and star Mala Ghedia explained the film's key message to Daniel Johnson.

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