One of our Calais filmmakers – Naeem – sent this film to us. Naeem is from Syria and fled when Daesh took over his town Deir ez-Zor. In this film, Naeem captures a group from Britain who arrived in the camp to sing songs and spread joy.
One of our filmmakers in Calais – Saleh – shares his thoughts on the bombing of Syria. Saleh fled Daesh after they took over his town, Deir ez-Zor. He has been in Calais for over 4 months now and is finding life tough. He made this video and sent it to us.
This film is a documented account of the rudimentary water system in The Jungle in September 2015. Over the next few months there was increasing pressure placed on the French government to provide adequate sanitary facilities and clean water. At the time of filming, water comes from taps that stick out of the ground or […]
Translation: Hello I’m here talking to you from Calais…that place that we came to running from the death we’ve seen in Syria…running away from the killing that’s everywhere…running away from everything ugly. We’re searching for a safe place to live…for us and our children, will all honesty and love…
Phone charge is one of the most valuable currencies in The Jungle as people are desperate to communicate with families back home. However, electricity is in short supply and this film reveals the measures taken to charge phones. This activity forms an integral part of daily routine within the camp.
This is a video diary describing what Saleh did on the day of Eid, which is a Muslim celebration similar to Christmas. Within the camp, the mood was sombre, and Saleh describes it as the ‘worst feasts “Eid” in my life’. He was unable to communicate with the rest of his family in Syria, or […]
The Muslim celebration of Eid is like Christmas. In the camp however, there was a feeling of sadness as many were spending the day without their families, surrounded by squalor with dwindling hope of ever reaching Britain. Despite this, some men in the Afghan section hooked up a speaker and started to dance.
Made by brothers, Ibrahim and Ahmed from Syria, this is an account of Ibrahim’s trip from ‘The Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais to Belgium. Originally from Halib in Syria, Ahmed and Ibrahim were residents of the camp in September – November 2015. Ibrahim recounts his experience hiding under the axle of a lorry, which he […]
Abu Walid is originally from Syria. Whenever he came to class Abu Walid would bring something for us. One day it was a carton of chocolate milk, another day, a Snickers bar. By the end of the week he’d begun serenading Emma, the project manager, with the theme tune from Titanic. This is his voice […]
Saleh was one of 250-300 syrian refugees living in the refugee camp in Calais at any given time in September 2015. In this film, Saleh takes the viewer on a tour of his tent, and home, within the camp.