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Refugee Blues

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Synopsis

Set to the verses of W.H. Auden's 1939 poem 'Refugee Blues', the film charts a day in 'the jungle', the refugee camp outside Calais. More intimate and unlike much of what has been seen in the mass media, this documentary poem counterpoints the camp’s harsh reality of frequent clashes with the French riot police with its inhabitants’ longing for a better future.
Official Selection Berlinale 2016 - Generation 14plus - World premiere

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
6 mins
Director
Stephan Bookas, Tristan Daws
Producer
Stephan Bookas, Tristan Daws
Director of Photography
Stephan Bookas
Sound
Sound: Tristan Daws; Sound Design, Sound Mix: Vladimir Rizun
Music
Composer: Christoph Zirngibl; Vocals: Sharyhan Osman; Music: Deryn Cullen, Giacomo Castellano
Principal Cast
'Refugee Blues' read by Noah, a refugee

Production Company

Thousandth Mile
Stephan Bookas
4 Sunninghill Road
London
SE13 7SS
+44 (0)7942 380199
stephan@bookas.com