What would a Hollywood movie about a Syrian refugee look like?
We are proud to have helped Shape History (a Work for Good businesses) with their amazing new campaign which imagines what a Hollywood movie, based on a true Syrian refugee’s story would look like. The campaign is to raise awareness that honest and accurate stories from the region must be told, before big film studios do so.
The trailer ends with the call to action:
“This trailer isn’t real. But the story is.
Whilst one day this true story could be a movie…
today we must realise it’s real life.”
The campaign directs audiences to read real accounts from activists and refugees; learning about grassroots organisations they can support. Refugee Support (a Work for Good charity) were also involved to help provide Shape History with refugee stories.
You can find out more here: http://www.shapehistory.com/aleppos-child/
If you’re a Work for Good registered business and would like to support this cause, please add one or more of the following Work for Good charities to your profile: Refugee Support, Hand in Hand for Syria and Donate4Refugees (indicating your intent to support them). You can then either carry out a Work for Good project or donate to them via the Work for Good ‘donate now’ feature on the website.
If you’re not registered with Work for Good then why not choose today to create your free account and get started.
Donate4Refugees: “Our aim is simply to help children and adult Refugees; those escaping war, persecution or natural disaster. We raise money to pay for urgent and often life-saving aid — food, clothes, shoes, shelter, education, more. And we partner with volunteers on-the-ground at camps and cities across Europe to achieve the most impactful delivery.”
Refugee Support Europe: “Our aim is to provide dignified, humanitarian support to refugees currently living in Greece and at the same time to help local communities benefit. Governments and large humanitarian agencies are helping but they move slowly and their resources are stretched. We can respond more quickly and more personally in ways that really respect refugees’ dignity and individuality.”
Hand in Hand for Syria: “Set up soon after conflict began in 2011, we were the first to take humanitarian aid into Syria, and we’ve remained at the forefront of emergency aid ever since. Most aid agencies can’t operate in Syria because of political or security restrictions. But we take medical and humanitarian aid into most of the country, using our unique, extensive networks on the ground.”