World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Film to Shed Light on World’s Largest Refugee Camp

New Documentary Film to Shed Light on Human Stories Inside the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

For Immediate Release

A film about long term displaced refugees is set to premiere worldwide on World Refugee Day (June 20th).

Life is My Movie, the production company behind the documentary say the film is in the final stages of post production.

At a time when the word “refugee” brings up feelings of sadness, compassion, and even fear, Warehoused strives to bring a human face to the very real plight of refugees in our world today. Filmmakers Vincent Vittorio and Asher Emmanuel travelled into Dadaab, Kenya -- the largest refugee camp in the world -- to give a voice to those that have so long been voiceless. Dadaab was built in 1991 as a safe haven for those from Somalia, Ethiopia, and Sudan who were fleeing bloody wars in their home countries. Now over 25 years later the camp still stands, with its population at times reaching more than half a million refugees.

Warehoused follows the story of one man, Liban, a Somali national who has been inside the walls of Dadaab for over 20 years. With his family already resettled in the United States, we see Liban struggle to keep hope alive as he waits endlessly for his application approval. In a camp of over 250,000 only about 1,000 refugees are approved to enter the US each year.

“It is so important for us to humanize these stories”, Vittorio said in a recent interview. “Too many people forget that these refugees are people, just like you and me. They have hopes, dreams, and plans for the future. They come here in search of help, hope, and safety. I hope this film makes people see the issue of refugees a little bit differently”.

A worldwide release of Warehoused is planned for June 20th, 2017 -- World Refugee Day. The filmmakers are hoping for a marquee screening event in Washington DC, along with hundreds of smaller screening events in cities and towns across the world. “We want this film to be a part of the movement”, said Vittorio. “People are already talking about the refugee crisis, we need to show them the real men, women, and children who actually experience this every day -- the people behind the statistics”.

Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lifeismymovie/warehoused

Warehoused Website - www.warehousedthemovie.com

Warehoused Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/warehousedrefugee/

Life is My Movie Website - www.lifeismymovie.com

-Ends-


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Le Pen Beaten: English Congratulates Macron On French Election Win

Prime Minister Bill English has this morning congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the French presidential election. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The French Election Result

Macron is shaping as the third major test case, after Bill Clinton, after Tony Blair – on whether the aim of ‘progressive social policy’ and realities of ‘neo-liberal economic settings’ can be made to credibly co-exist within the same sentence, let alone within the decrees from the Elysee Palace. More>>

Werewolf: The Maverick On Moloka’i

Monday, April 17 was Moloka’i’s turn for some face-to-face time with Tulsi Gabbard, who is part Samoan and part haole (pakeha), a practising Hindu, and a Middle East combat veteran. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Snap Election In Britain

The election call is entirely opportunistic and self-serving and will – regardless of the outcome – put Britain in a worse negotiating position for managing its Brexit. More>>

Turkey: Observers Say Erdogan’s Constitutional Referendum Flawed

Lack of equal opportunities, one-sided media coverage and limitations on fundamental freedoms created unlevel playing field in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, international observers say. More>>

ALSO:

Westminster: NZ PM Condemns London Attack

“London is a place many thousands of New Zealanders have visited and called home, and where many more have friends and family based, so this attack feels very close to home,” Mr English says. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC