Refugee Blues

Director: Stephan Bookas & Tristan Daws | Year: 2016 | Length: 6 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 8+ years
Genres: Documentary | | Regions: Europe & Russia, France

Set to the verses of W.H. Auden’s 1939 poem, Refugee Blues 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.

Berlinale, Official selection
Documenta Madrid, Official selection

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