The Prisma is launching a mini-series about immigrants who fought for freedom in their home countries and have continued this activism from their host country. After a childhood of war tanks, brutality and protest, Miryam Ojeda was forced to flee her homeland in her early twenties. Despite living as an exile in the UK, she campaigns for peace and justice for Colombians every day.
“When you rape the men, you eliminate the political class”. What is happening in Libya is probably one of the worst Crimes against Humanity since WW2. Activists based in Tunis collect witness accounts from survivors of torture, and make a risky journey into Libya, accompanied by Celine Bardet an international lawyer, who worked on mass rape in Bosnia.
Unofficial detention centres in Libya are camps where militias torture refugees until their families pay up. EU migration policy is silently complicit in an industry of extortion in a war zone. One warehouse hit by a bomb revealed hundreds of victims held in conditions that recall the Second World War.
The caravans of migrants from Central America are massive acts of resistance. Cinema becomes activism showing people on the journey, their own power as protagonists. The story of one woman and her children highlights poverty, an escape from domestic violence and anti-LGBTQ prejudice.
There are 26 million refugees in the world, 85% of whom are hosted in developing countries. They have left everything because of violence, threats and persecution and often face a new environment that rejects and discriminates against them. Half of the refugees are children. This reality, which many do not […]