WNY Refugee Film Festival


warehoused: The Forgotten Refugees of Dadaab




Warehoused: The Forgotten Refugees of Dadaab explores the plight of long-term refugees through a glimpse into the lives of those living in Dadaab, Kenya, one of the world’s largest refugee camps. We see the camp's inner workings through refugees’ personal stories and the journey of one man, Liban, to do everything in his power to provide for his family. An estimated 12 million people live in refugee camps worldwide and only 0.1% are resettled, repatriated, or integrated into their host society each year. The feature-length documentary accentuates eloquently and powerfully the much larger problems that long-term refugees have faced over the course of history, culminating in our global refugee crisis today. The term ‘warehoused’ refers to asylum seekers, trapped in border camps for five years or more, without the right to work, generate income, move freely or choose their place of residence. This extraordinary documentary, which is premiering in Buffalo, was funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign.


Life Is My Movie Entertainment is to be congratulated on a dispassionate analysis of what it is really like to live as a long-term refugee – 25 years – in a camp where there is small chance of ever finding a welcome to a new home, a new country…. Although many countries and individuals prefer to see refugees just as an inconvenient statistic, Warehoused allows us the privilege of seeing the human stories.
— Cinema Addict, New Zealand

Website: https://warehousedthemovie.com/#home

Directors: Asher Emmanuel and Vincent Vittorio  

Running Time: 72 min.

Languages: English, Somali, Swahili

Subtitles: English

Country: USA and Kenya

Production/Distribution Company: Life Is My Movie Entertainment