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Documenting Refugees

Starts 20 June 2018 - 18:00
Finishes 20 June 2018 - 20:30
Venue Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
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Refugee Week, 2018

How can we provide platforms for refugee voices? Are mainstream representations of refugees changing? What responsibilities do journalists and documentary makers have to their subjects?

A screening of critically-acclaimed documentary Another News Story (Dir. Orban Wallace) and exhibition of Where we are Now, a documentary photography project by photographer, Kate Stanworth. The event will be followed by a panel + Q&A with producer Verity Wislocki (Another News Story), photographer Kate Stanworth and forced migration researcher, Ahmad al-Rashid.

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Filmed during the record-breaking refugee movements of 2015, Another News Story goes behind the scenes as director, Orban Wallace, turns the camera in a new direction: the world’s 24-hour news gatherers in pursuit of the breaking story.

British photographer Kate Stanworth’s work focuses on ideas of home and displacement and she works closely with the people she depicts. In her exhibition, Where We Are Now she focusses on individuals who left their homes in Africa and the Middle East to start new lives in Europe. Creating nuanced personal narratives and reflections on migration, Stanworth focuses on the psychological survival techniques migrants use: the re-framing of their stories and the search for metaphors and narratives that help them find purpose through difficult and disorienting times.