Refugee Week

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18th June 2018

Refugee

If you were forced to leave your home and could only take one bag, what would you take? What would it feel like to be on the run from your own country, in the hope of finding a safe place somewhere else? In this short drama, we meet a young girl and her family in an unknown land and discover how they came to be there, far away from home.

 

A film by Adam Tyler.

 

Winner of Best Drama at the BAFTA Children's Awards 2016, winner of the General Education Non-Broadcast category at the Learning On Screen Awards 2017, winner of the Children's category at the Sandford St Martin Awards 2017, and winner of Best Scripted Online Short at the Broadcast Digital Awards 2017.

 

CREDITS

God is in the Boat

The island of Lesvos in Greece, 2016: refugees fleeing war and hardship are arriving in their thousands. In this film, we hear from some of the refugees, and from the volunteers who feel it is their humanitarian duty to help them. One - a pastor from Texas - says, "When something like this happens people say, well where is God? The answer is, well God is with the refugees; God is in the boat with those people."

A film by Bailey Tom Bailey and Hendrik Faller.

Dear Ana

This dramatisation tells the story of a Polish immigrant struggling to make ends meet in London. She writes a positive letter to her sister back home, but living and working alone in the capital is easier said than done...

Columbia Road

Columbian Julie talks about her experience of coming to live in the UK on her own at only 18 during the Columbian depression. It was winter when she arrived, cold and depressing. She paid £100 a week for a tiny flat, which came with its very own rats... She finally received her citizenship after 6 years of living in the UK.

Fighting To Vote

Afghan refugee Ahmad has strong opinions on voting and democracy. He compares our freedoms to the suppression of the people in his home country where people die for the liberties we take for granted.

Wanting

A young man on the run - will he be given the help he needs to find refuge? Made as part of Leave2Remin's 3x3 programme. 3x3s are a series of film-making workshops which encourage young refugees to explore story-telling with the support of professional crews and mentors. The project helps the young people develop long-term highly transferable skills and allows them to present their creative ideas to their local community as well as the greater public. The resulting films are personal and can be used to highlight the asylum process for young people. For more information about how to get involved go to Leave2Remain.

Fighting Suppression

Wai Hnin is an asylum seeker from Burma, who fled to England for the chance to study freely. Her father is a political prisoner in Burma, because of this she is constantly under threat in her homeland.

Fortress Europe

Are Europe's immigration laws being pushed too far? Asian Dub Foundation's Chandrasonic (a.k.a. Steve Savale) shares his opinions on the matter.