- Film And TV
- 13 Jun 22
Uprooted, released Monday on UNHCR’s social media platforms, is being shown in select cinemas across the U.K.
Ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has released Uprooted, a powerful short film featuring and made by Ukrainian refugees now living in Germany.
It is said that around 50 refugees from Ukraine were featured in the project, including writers, choreographers, writers, and more.
With around 8 million Ukrainian refugees fleeing their homes since the Russian invasion earlier this year, Uprooted pays homage to the harsh reality of war.
UNHCR spokesperson, Joung-Ah Ghedini-Williams said: “The Ukrainian refugee cast and crew at the heart of this film are calling for solidarity, compassion, and support for all those forced to flee around the world.
"No one can unsee the horror of war, whoever they are or wherever they live.
She continued: "As this film so powerfully shows – all those displaced by conflict or persecution, from Ukraine, and across the world – need our continued embrace and unwavering support to survive the memories of war.”
The film shows loud noises – a door slamming, the sirens of an ambulance, the bangs of a firework display – and how they can trigger terrifying memories of war.
Watch the powerful picture, Uprooted, below.
- Film And TV
- 06 Dec 23