Posts Tagged “BBC”

“Children never asked for this – that’s my motivation, simple”

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“Children never asked for this – that’s my motivation, simple”

Some years ago Joby Fox lost his own young daughter to cancer. The media images of the crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean deeply moved him. “Children never asked for this – that’s my motivation, simple.” The Northern Ireland singer/songwriter flew to the Greek island of Lesbos in the winter of 2015. Leaving his wife and…

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Flood: To the Sea – bringing refugee stories close to home

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Flood: To the Sea – bringing refugee stories close to home

Flood is four part production by Slung Low theatre company and playwright James Phillips. Commissioned as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture programme, the third part ‘To The Sea’ was recorded in June for BBC Two’s strand of Performance Live programmes and subsequently broadcast last Saturday evening (and available on iPlayer if you have…

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ComRes/BBC survey: Attitudes towards refugees harden in GB

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ComRes/BBC survey: Attitudes towards refugees harden in GB

People living in Scotland and the south of England are most supportive of Britain accepting more refugees from Syria and Libya. They’re also the regions with least opposition. Those are the results of a ComRes survey across Scotland, England and Wales commissioned by BBC Local Radio and carried out at the end of January. The survey…

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Exodus: Our Journey to Europe (BBC)

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Exodus: Our Journey to Europe (BBC)

The BBC’s three part series Exodus: Our Journey To Europe offer an extremely personal insight into journeys in dinghies from Turkey to Greece, in lorries entering the Eurostar, and trucks crossing the Sahara. As mentioned in a previous post, the producers describe it as “a terrifyingly intimate yet uniquely epic portrait of what has become…

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Immersive storytelling placing viewers beside refugees in boats, camps & detention centres

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Immersive storytelling placing viewers beside refugees in boats, camps & detention centres

We Wait is a BBC virtual reality collaboration with Aardman Animations places the viewer amongst a family on the beach and then on board a boat making the treacherous crossing from Turkey to Greece. This example of immersive storytelling is being showcased at Sheffield Doc/Fest this week and is available to download on the BBC Taster…

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Angelina Jolie Pitt: displacement affects 1 in every 122 people #worldonthemove

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Angelina Jolie Pitt: displacement affects 1 in every 122 people #worldonthemove

A day-long programming strand across the BBC on Monday examined the big picture of migration and compared today’s movements of people with historic displacement. UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt was interviewed by journalist Mishal Husain. “Over sixty million people are displaced today, more than at any time in the last 70 years – that…

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What can we do to stop the need for unmarked graves?

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What can we do to stop the need for unmarked graves?

In February the artist Ai Weiwei wrapped 14,000 lifejackets around the façade of Berlin’s Konzerthaus (concert hall). Used by some of the Syrians, Iraqis and others washing up on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos on desperate quests for sanctuary in Europe, the jackets now spiral up the six columns of the concert…

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