Read reports and research from the Refugee Survival Trust which give insight into the causes of destitution and poverty among refugees and asylum seekers living in Scotland.
The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. By engaging artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, we celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, exploring the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promoting positive mental health & wellbeing
Scottish Refugee Council are an independent charity dedicated to provide advice, information and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. But that’s just part of the story: We also campaign for political change, raise awareness about issues that affect refugees; and we work closely with local communities and organisations.
We play a leading role in policy development and campaign on refugee issues to ensure that Scotland plays a full role in meeting the UK’s legal and humanitarian obligations under the 1951 United Nations Convention on Refugees.
LIVED as an organization is committed to making visible, communicating and mobilizing support for the lived experiences of school-aged children in different contexts of displacement. LIVED aims to achieve this through the participatory production of documentary films and through the delivery of film-making workshops to displaced adolescents in each context.
Richard Robbins | 2013
India, United States | 104 min | 12+ years | English with English subtitles
Screened as part of TOAFF13
Stories of nine girls from developing countries show them overcoming great obstacles to obtain an education, and empower themselves and others like them.