Refugee Week Shorts

Still from short film Hamsa
Still from short film Hamsa

Ages

11+

Duration

Short (1-4 activities)

Nation

England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

This resource is for teachers and film club leaders to use to mark Refugee Week, and as stimulus to discuss the hardships and resilience of refugees around the globe. 

This resource contains guides to two short documentary films, Hamsa and Boya Boya (Shine Shine) which have been specially selected to be accessible to learners within the 11 to 19 age range. The guides include discussion questions, and activity ideas to encourage learners to ask and answer questions and reflect on why people seek sanctuary in other countries. 

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Refugee Week Shorts PowerPoint presentation

Clips and questions for young people to work with Hamsa and Shine Shine.

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Refugee Week Shorts Teachers' notes

Activity outlines for young people to work with Hamsa and Shine Shine.

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During Refugee Week, Caroline Spearpoint, director of short film Hamsa, vis
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A Q&A with Caroline Spearpoint, director HAMSA

A Q&A with Caroline Spearpoint, director of short film Hamsa

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Supports

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World History

Geography

Human

Citizenship

Democracy

Human Rights

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