UNHCR partners FilmAid have released a rockin’, beautiful and incredibly moving music video for the hit single ‘A Heavy Abacus’ by The Joy Formidable.
The video was directed by award-winning filmmakers Paola Mendoza and Topaz Adizes, who just returned home after spending a month volunteering as Visiting Teaching Artists for FilmAid in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya.
Paola and Topaz were inspired by the strength and dignity of the people they met at Kakuma, and they shot this video starring young Sudanese refugees in just three days — using one camera, two light reflectors, and an iPhone!
Watch this gorgeous video and share it with your friends and family to help raise awareness of World Refugee Day on June 20th.
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About FilmAid & its work with UNHCR
FilmAid runs comprehensive programs in Kakuma and Dadaab, screening films to offer much needed relief and entertainment and, most importantly, providing lifesaving information on health and security issues. FilmAid operates a filmmaker training program in each of the camps, providing young refugees with the skills and equipment to tell their own stories. Each film that FilmAid produces in the camps is also made with full community involvement. Through these programs and others, such as The Refugee newspaper published by FilmAid in Dadaab, FilmAid is able to provide essential communication services for the refugee community.
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