1. Struggles of Children in Somalia

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    • A Life on Hold

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      A film by Nick Francis (speak-it.org) & Marc Silver (marcsilver.net) An intimate portrait of Omar, a 17 year old stranded in a refugee camp since the 2011 war in Libya. The film offers a unique perspective of one person amongst thousands waiting for a chance to start their life again in a safe country. When war broke out earlier this year in Libya, thousands of refugees from countries such as Somalia, Sudan, and Eritrea, who were living in or transiting through the country at the time, were forced to flee for their lives yet again. They are now waiting in refugee camps along the Tunisian and Egyptian borders - unable to return home due to war or persecution, unable to return to Libya due to ongoing violence and discrimination, and unable to stay in Tunisia or Egypt, countries both undergoing their own political upheavals. Watch the second part of Omar's story, Rain is Beautiful, here: https://vimeo.com/47300094

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      • Birth Pangs of a Nation

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        The Bangladeshi War of Liberation, like all other wars, has a contested history. The number killed, the number raped, the number displaced, are all figures that change depending upon who tells the story. But in our attempt to be on the ‘right side’ of history, we often forget those who ended up on the wrong side. Those who have gone, those who were permanently scarred, mentally, physically, socially, don’t really care about our statistics. The eyes that stare into empty space, knowing not what they are searching, the frail legs, numbed by fatigue, drained by exhaustion, yet willed on by desperation, the wrinkled hands, seeking a familiar touch, a momentary shelter, longing for rest, do not care about the realpolitik of posturing superpowers.

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        • UNHCR Malta - The Story of Sanaa

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          'The Story of Sanaa' is one of five PSAs that we've had the pleasure to produce for UNHCR Malta early in 2012. The UNHCR Office in Malta wanted to create a campaign to raise awareness about how protection status is changing the lives of individuals who found safety in Malta. As we believed in the message at hand, along with Rebecca Cremona from Kukumajsa Productions, we decided to support the production by deferring 50% of the fees for this production, making sure to use our client's budget to secure amongst the best local talent and equipment. Director's Note Sanaa and her family have been in Malta for several years, living and working here, speaking the language and paying taxes…like many women her age she aspires for a career in fashion. There was a lot of discussion about whether her spot would be too controversial, as it depicts a Sudanese refugee with the aspiration to be a model which is a radically different image to the way refugees are locally perceived. For this reason we used a reveal device, so that at the start people will make assumptions based on their ideas of refugees, then these same assumptions are challenged by the end of the spot. Client: UNHCR Malta Produced by Martin Bonniċi & Rebecca Cremona for Shadeena Director : Rebecca Cremona Director of Photography: Martin Bonniċi Editor: Daniel Lapira Sound Recordist & Designer: Aleksander Bundalo Make-up : Chantal Busuttil & Emma Beard Production Designer : Martina Guillaumier Grip & Gaffer : John Preca Trapani Colour Grading & Animation : Martin Bonnici

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          • UNHCR Malta - The Story of Lawand

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            'The Story of Lawand' is one of five PSAs that we've had the pleasure to produce for UNHCR Malta early in 2012. The UNHCR Office in Malta wanted to create a campaign to raise awareness about how protection status is changing the lives of individuals who found safety in Malta. As we believed in the message at hand, along with Rebecca Cremona from Kukumajsa Productions, we decided to support the production by deferring 50% of the fees for this production, making sure to use our client's budget to secure amongst the best local talent and equipment. Director's Note What is particularly interesting about Lawand is that some people have expressed to him their frustration with refugees, not realizing that he is one himself. Lawand was included in the campaign, amongst other things, to highlight that being a refugee is not an issue of color; yet locals' acceptance and the potential of integration is highly influenced by something which is literally skin deep. Lawand looks Maltese, speaks Maltese and expresses himself like a Maltese; and yet he is a Syrain Kurd refugee, so should we care about him any less? Client: UNHCR Malta Produced by Martin Bonniċi & Rebecca Cremona for Shadeena Director : Rebecca Cremona Director of Photography: Martin Bonniċi Editor: Daniel Lapira Sound Recordist & Designer: Aleksander Bundalo Make-up : Chantal Busuttil & Emma Beard Production Designer : Martina Guillaumier Grip & Gaffer : John Preca Trapani Colour Grading & Animation : Martin Bonnici

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            • UNHCR Malta - The Story of Samsam

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              'The Story of Samsam' is one of five PSAs that we've had the pleasure to produce for UNHCR Malta early in 2012. The UNHCR Office in Malta wanted to create a campaign to raise awareness about how protection status is changing the lives of individuals who found safety in Malta. As we believed in the message at hand, along with Rebecca Cremona from Kukumajsa Productions, we decided to support the production by deferring 50% of the fees for this production, making sure to use our client's budget to secure amongst the best local talent and equipment. Director's Note Having breakfast with this Somali family was similar to having breakfast with any other young family - the children muck about and are corrected, the parents bring their best to the table and discuss the mundane necessities to come…And yet for this family this domesticity is extraordinary for if they were back in Mogadishu if they hadn't been raped, murdered, and pillaged already they would be waiting for it to happen at any given moment. We express this stark contrast by the juxtaposition of the voice over's dark content and the PSAs warm visuals. Client: UNHCR Malta Produced by Martin Bonniċi & Rebecca Cremona for Shadeena Director : Rebecca Cremona Director of Photography: Martin Bonniċi Editor: Daniel Lapira Sound Recordist & Designer: Aleksander Bundalo Make-up : Chantal Busuttil & Emma Beard Production Designer : Martina Guillaumier Grip & Gaffer : John Preca Trapani Colour Grading & Animation : Martin Bonnici

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              • Going Nowhere

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                'Going Nowhere' is a short documentary film narrating the story of Mohd. Assaf and his family as they struggle to live under the yoke of refugee status in a country with ambiguous laws to protect them. He has been living in Delhi, India now for more than a year. This film was made by Pragya Mukherjee, Raghav Mimani, Balaji Asok Kumar, Prerak Garg and Sanchet Sharma for a course conducted by Prof. Sanjeev Chatterjee for the Young India Fellowship Programme 2012 (http://youngindiafellowship.com/) The film includes footage from UNICEF's work in Afghanistan Credits for which are as follows: UNICEF -'Unite for Children' Back to School Campaign Taha Ahmad -'Education Under Threat' Poster Competition , under Creative Commons

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                • A Life On Hold

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                  A film by Nick Francis (www.speak-it.org) & Marc Silver (www.marcsilver.net) An intimate portrait of Omar, a 17 year old stranded in a refugee camp since the 2011 war in Libya. The film offers a unique perspective of one person amongst thousands waiting for a chance to start their life again in a safe country. When war broke out earlier this year in Libya, thousands of refugees from countries such as Somalia, Sudan, and Eritrea, who were living in or transiting through the country at the time, were forced to flee for their lives yet again. They are now waiting in refugee camps along the Tunisian and Egyptian borders - unable to return home due to war or persecution, unable to return to Libya due to ongoing violence and discrimination, and unable to stay in Tunisia or Egypt, countries both undergoing their own political upheavals. Part 2 of Omar's story is here ... https://vimeo.com/47612730 ... Rain is Beautiful

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                  • Lowy Institute interview with UNHCR's Antonio Guterres: 14 Feb 2012

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                    Since the establishment of the United Nations Refugee Convention more than 60 years ago, the question of refugees and asylum seekers has always been more than a humanitarian question. From the management of interests and security, a regional Asian solution to current trends in displacement, the Lowy Institute’s Deputy Director Martine Letts, seeks answers from UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres about one of the most heated public debates in Australia and around the world. 14 February 2012

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