Fotosynthesis will take part in the 6th Refuge in Films Festival at the BFI on 9-10th November

Refuge in Films is a festival created by young people from around the world. It is a space where young people express their own voices addressing issues of the representation of refugees and migrants in the media. Young people come together to curate, make films, lead discussions and host creative workshops.

On the 9th and 10th of November 2012, Refuge In Films presents a two-day festival full of films, interactive workshops and discussions to explore the themes of: History and Culture, Gender, Identity and Stereotypes and finally, Music as a tool to bring about social change!

The Highlight of this year's festival is the remarkable feature films “Marley” and “Benda Billi”. Refuge In Films will be presenting a programme of thematic films at BFI Southbank.

Sensory Photography Workshop at the Refuge in Films Festival
10th November
1 :20-2:30pm & 3:30-4:30pm

We will explore the issue around Identity and challenge the visual stereotypes and judgement of society using our other senses.

Refuge in Films Festival will be also featuring an exhibition by participants from our Refugee Life project.

The project in the UK was organised by Jesuit Refugee Service. Fotosynthesis facilitated the participatory photography with cameras donated by Photovoice.

The photographers came from a range of countries yet share the challenge and experiences of rejection, destitution and of hope. Check our website for update on the project next year.

“These amazing photo-stories have been created in only 3 days! We have delivered many projects and we have to say that this group has been the most motivated, dedicated, creative and fast learning group we have even worked with”.

Part of this exhibition will be launched at the European Parliament (Space Escalator) on Tuesday 27 November. It will remain on display at the Parliament until 29 November.