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  1. A unique exhibition of images in the beautiful, bustling setting of St Pancras International station, London.

    Over half the world’s refugees now live in large towns and cities where they are confronted by a unique set of challenges. The traditional image of life in tented, sprawling camps no longer tells the full refugee story. As urbanisation reshapes much of the world, refugees too are increasingly moving to large towns and cities.
    In addition, urban areas are rapidly expanding, making them increasingly vulnerable to man-made and natural disasters. With this explosive growth come new types of risks, vulnerabilities and potential humanitarian crises.

    The classic picture of a refugee in a camp is changing. Refugees and displaced people move to the city in the hope of finding a sense of community, safety and economic independence. However, in reality, what many actually find are harsh living conditions, lack of security and poverty.

    Working with the International Rescue Committee and the European Commission’s humanitarian aid and civil protection department ECHO, Panos Pictures photographer Andrew McConnell has spent many months documenting this new reality in eight cities across four continents. Through images, refugee testimonies, and video, the resulting body of work presents a unique insight into the lives of urban refugees today and challenges the commonly held stereotypes. From Somali refugees in Nairobi to Syrian refugees in north Jordan, and from Burmese refugees in Kuala Lumpur to Afghan refugees in New York, the story of where people flee when all is lost is changing...

    Music: Trafic Tonalité by Marcus Obst

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  2. Volker Kuchelmeister

    Footage from Double District, 2008
    Saburo Teshigawara with Volker Kuchelmeister
    Performer: Saburo Teshigawara, Rihoko Sato
    Cinematography: Volker Kuchelmeister

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  3. MINE KAFON is a 5th place Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at

    A short documentary portrait on a designer who has created a low cost solution to landmine clearance.

    Check out his website:
    or for other films by us at Ardent Film Trust:

    Callum Cooper
    Michael Latham
    Michael Latham
    Mahmud Hassani
    Callum Cooper
    Ed Edwards
    Anna Meller
    Chris Teeder
    Sandy Milne
    Ray O'Meara
    Bobby Kapur
    Alicia Brown
    Michael Latham
    Callum Cooper
    Lucie Kalmar
    Slowmo High Speed
    Optimism Films
    The RNLA explosive ordnance disposal service
    Copyright Ardent Film Trust 2012

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  4. An interactive media installation created in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music. More information available at: Will be used in the performance piece Mizaru created with Kiori Kawai:

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    Dutch version here -

    Kill Your Darlings shows the transformation of our teenagers as beautiful little darlings into cruel little devils.
    This transformation shows how digital culture has changed how we think about privacy, bullying and the use of real-time media.

    Internet has given everybody his or her own channel to talk to the whole world. Whose actually listening is not always important of even known. More importantly Twitter has made thoughts, opinions and in a bigger context, social relationships, freely available for everyone to enjoy.

    Kill Your Darlings shows us the ‘private’ social circles of young teenage girls. Here we can see everything, look past their perfect, pretty and cute profile photo’s and see their not so perfect and often shocking tweets that they use to publicly insult, offend and abuse. Kill Your Darlings uses small LCD-keychains shaped in the form of a little heart to show this content. Each individual heart shows a picture of a young teenage girl only to be followed up by one of her most hateful tweets that completely shatters her own ‘perfect’ image.

    *Content consists of +2000 photo's

    Co-produced with the Oddstream Festival -
    Software by Haute Technique -

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