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.
Vanessa a cellist with The Allegri String Quartet and Bogdan an International Romanian Violinist both part of The Calais Sessions, spoke to World Film Collective about their recent NGO project to find musical talent in the ‘Jungle’ refugee 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.
South Africa has seen a strong growth in interest in Hip Hop music and the emergence of the underground scene is very strong. Heads and Raps takes a look at the underground Hip Hop scene that’s providing SA’s youth with inspiration whilst advancing the movement.