Whilst the world is forced to pause or postpone many traditional means of celebration, this year we are marking Refugee Week digitally with the release of Imagine, a short film by Compass Collective in partnership with Migration Matters Festival.
Created in isolation by young people from across the UK, the film combines spoken word, animations, lockdown stories and songs, and invites everyone to celebrate the creativity and contribution of those seeking sanctuary in tumultuous circumstances.
The film will be released for free on our YouTube channel on Saturday 20 June, 7.00pm: Refugee Day.
Migration Matters Festival will host a live Q&A via Zoom with members of Compass Collective that evening. Register your interest to attend the Q&A.
Free on YouTube
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Available to watch from 20 June 2020, 7.00pm
Running time: 45 minutes
Join the conversation and share your experiences on Twitter with #RefugeeWeek2020.
Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, it is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.
ABOUT COMPASS COLLECTIVE
Compass Collective is a non profit theatre company working with refugees and asylum seekers. We curate theatre projects and arts-led professional development programmes, using drama and music as a meeting point. The aim of our work is to strengthen communities, build resilience and help people seeking sanctuary integrate into the UK.
AVAILABLE TO WATCH 20 JUNE 2020
LOVE IN ISOLATION
As part of Refugee Week 2020, we invited our friends at Compass Collective to contribute to our Love in Isolation series. Ali, Talal, Mohamed and Massihullah are all young actors who have been working with us and the team at Compass Collective to create their own versions of Shakespeare’s iconic speeches.
Ali, King Lear, Act II, scene 3
Talal, As You Like It, Act II, scene 2
Mohamed, Romeo and Juliet, Act III, scene 3
Massihullah, Hamlet, Act III, scene 2