Refugee Blues

British Competition

Stephan Bookas and Tristan Daws, UK, 6 mins, 2016.

English W/ English subtitles


Set to the verses of W.H. Auden's 1939 poem, “Refugee Blues” charts a day in 'the jungle', the refugee camp outside Calais. More intimate and unlike much of what has been seen in the mass media, this documentary poem counterpoints the camp’s harsh reality of frequent clashes with the French riot police with its inhabitants’ longing for a better future.

The director:

Stephan is a London based cinematographer with years of experience shooting fiction and nonfiction, both in the UK and abroad.

Tristan Daws is a documentary filmmaker from London. He trained as a theatre director at London’s Drama Centre before studying direction at the National Film and Television School. His films have been widely screened at international film festivals.

Sunday 7th 15:40 - The Cinema Museum

Other festivals:

Berlinale 2016

Shortsighted Cinema 2016

SODOC 2016

Open City Docs 2016

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