Dakar, Oct. 18 -- GENEVA, Switzerland, October 18, 2019/APO Group/ -- Emmy-award winning British actress and activist against human trafficking, Julia Ormond, and Egyptian actor, writer and film producer Asser Yassin have added their marquee names and expertise in migration, film-making and visual storytelling to IOM's 2019 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF).

There's a saying often attributed to the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy that there are really only two stories: "A person goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town." Migration is thus the lens through which so many of the world's greatest filmmakers have told their stories.

It was with this spirit that IOM launched the first Global Migration Film Festival in 2016 starting wi...