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Refugee Week 2017

Refugee Journeys + discussion

Join us for an afternoon of immersive storytelling, virtual reality, screenings and discussion – all part of Refugee Week.

The Refugee Journeys programme on Friday 23 June (15.00-18.00) is a non-bookable drop-in event in the Blue Room and Atrium.
The discussion, at 18:15 in the Blue Room, is free but please book in person or by calling the box office on 020 7928 3232 due to limited capacity.

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This curated, immersive virtual reality programme will take you on a journey, opening up new ways of seeing the experiences of migrants and refugees as they travel across Europe. The programme includes a screening of the award-winning VR documentary HOME: Aamir, from the National Theatre, plus Surround Vision and Room One. A discussion exploring these stories, and the reality experienced by refugees, will have contributions from creators, Counterpoint Arts and migrants themselves.

We are pleased to announce two further works in this programme:
We Wait is a VR immersive short story made by Aardman as part of the BBC Connected Studios ‘Future of Content’ programme. Based on BBC News stories it takes the audience to a beach in Turkey to join a Syrian family anxiously waiting to cross the sea to Greece…

Two Billion Miles produced by Channel 4 News: This award winning interactive video story uses real news footage from 2015, allowing viewers to follow in the footsteps of migrants and refugees as they face the hardships of months on the road.

Other works to be announced, check bfi.org.uk for updates.


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