Mon 20 May 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Masterclass: Representation and Framing of Refugees in Documentaries image

Step into the world of impactful storytelling and the art of capturing truthful refugee experiences on film. Led by documentary filmmakers, learn the delicate balance between authenticity and empathy as we explore the nuances of representation. Discover powerful framing techniques that elevate narratives, shedding light on the resilience and humanity within refugee communities.
From ethical considerations to creative approaches, this masterclass aims to demonstrate the tools to craft compelling and dignified portrayals. Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or an aspiring documentarian, join us as we amplify voices, challenge perceptions, and drive positive change.
Followed by an opportunity to network with refugee and asylum seeker creatives and filmmakers.
Sarah Agha, actor and presenter (The Holy Land and Us – Our Untold Stories, BBC)
Beyan Taher, producer (Name Me Lawand)
More speakers to be announced.
This event is the latest instalment of a series of events exploring the importance of authentic storytelling of refugees onscreen, and the positive impact of collaboration with creatives who have lived experience of migration, in order to build narrative power and create social change.