Politics & Social Movements
Liz is an independent volunteer with her own van. She came to Calais to help. Every day she loads up her van with donations from the warehouses and distributes them to residents. Often she does this outside the cafe where we were teaching, which is where we met. Liz’s advice may be useful for anyone […]
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.
Osama Qashoo, tutor on WFC project: Calais SPEAKS, talks about one student who was injured while shooting during a confrontation with police in the camp after lorries bound for Britain got stuck in traffic on the bridge above and people from the camp tried to board them.
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.
A key feature of the Calais refugee camp is the increasingly intimidating presence of tall fences. These mark the edge of the camp and the french border. Each night, the residents of the camp climb the fences in an attempt to cross the border into the UK. Many are injured in the process, arriving back […]