1. Watch a documentary, The Refuge Project, Human Flow, or Our Kind of Love (our recommendations!).
The Refuge Project documents the stories of refugee and asylum seekers in Greece filmed in January 2016 over several weeks focused on fostering humanity and hope.
Human Flow is a 2017 German documentary film co-produced and directed by Ai Weiwei about the current global refugee crisis. In the film the viewer is taken to over 20 countries to understand both the scale and the personal impact of this massive human migration.
Our Kind of Love is a romance about Samira, an Afghan refugee, going on her first date in London.
2. Read Are You Syrious? or Human Rights Watch.
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. They specifically report on Refugee Rights, as well as many other topics.
Are you Syrious? is a publication that provides daily news digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and refugees on the route, but also for journalists and other parties.
3. Laugh at a stand-up comedy video from No Direction Home.
No Direction Home is a stand-up comedy group mentored by award-winning comedian Tom Parry performing alongside Romesh Ranganathan at the Southbank Centre as part of World Refugee Week.
4. Listen to the World Refugee Week Spotify Playlist.
The organizers of World Refugee Week have made a playlist of music by artists who are refugees. From MIA to Bob Marley to Dua Lipa, this has a number of amazing tunes by some surprising musicians.
5. View photography from "Through Our Eyes."
On display, we have a photography exhibition called "Through Our Eyes", where boys and girls aged 12 to 17 living in de facto refugee camp on Samos Island in Greece were given disposable cameras and asked to take pictures of the things they love and hate about where they live. The young photographers are students at the Mazi youth center run by the NGO Still I Rise, which provides educational and psychosocial support for children living in the camp.
And then share the link on social media, and explain why your friends should, too!
Or, you can get out of your PJs (and if you're in London, Leipzig, or Portland) come watch these with a community of people who also care, and discuss ways to take action...
London - Refugee Voices Then & Now, with After-Party
Refugee Voices Then & Now - Read more!
After-Party - Read more!
Leipzig - Human Flow
Human Flow - Read more!
Portland - Slice for Education
Slice for Education - Read more!
Originally published on literarypixie.com.
Image from Through Our Eyes