UNHCR commemorates World Refugee Day with partners in Thailand with 10th Refugee Film Festival and World Refugee Day Boat


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in partnership with U.S. Embassy Bangkok, British Embassy Bangkok, Chao Phraya Express Boat and Tha Maharaj commemorate this year’s World Refugee Day to honour refugees around the globe with “10th Refugee Film Festival”, World Refugee Day Boat and creative workshops. The event features refugee films; Runner and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind with special permission from Netflix to screen to the public with no admission fee in a relaxing atmosphere with Chaophraya River set as a background on Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 June 2021, 13.00 – 21.00 hrs. at Tha Maharaj.

Mr. Giuseppe De Vincentiis, (centre) UNHCR Representative in Thailand, presided over the opening ceremony, followed by the event’s partnership remarks by Honorable Michael Heath (2nd from left), Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Bangkok Ms. Alexandra McKenzie (far left), Deputy Ambassador, British Embassy Bangkok Mrs. Supapan Pichaironarongsongkram (2nd from right), Chairwoman of Chaophraya Express Boat and Supatra Real Estate Group and Mr. Patcharawut Jongcharoenwattana (far right), the winner of 2021 Refugee Film Festival poster competition at 2nd floor, Tha Maharaj, Bangkok, June 17, 2021.

In the photo release (from left to right)

  1. Ms. Alexandra McKenzie                      Deputy Ambassador, British Embassy Bangkok
  2. Honorable Michael Heath                     Chargéd’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Bangkok
  3. Mr. Giuseppe De Vincentiis                  UNHCR Representative in Thailand
  4. Mrs. Supapan Pichaironarongsongkram Chairwoman of Chaophraya Express Boat and Supatra Group
  5. Mr. Patcharawut Jongcharoenwattana    Winner of 2021 Refugee Film Festival poster competition