Refugee Week Shorts

Still from short film Hamsa
Still from short film Hamsa




Short (1-4 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

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UK Refugee Week
20 June - 26 June

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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  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Geography
  • Human Geography
  • History
  • World History
  • PSHE Education

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