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Our mission is to activate audiences.

We start by engaging hearts and minds to help people see the world in new ways and use our founders’ extensive networks and platforms to maximise the reach of our work.

The Cranes Call

#JusticeForSurvivors 

Raising Awareness 

THE DOCKET 

Justice for Victims of Mass Atrocities 

Anya Neistat is the Legal Director of the Docket Initiative.  

The Docket Initiative’s mission is to bring actions against those involved in international crimes. It also represents victims in their pursuit of justice through the international criminal courts.  

Anya Neistat and her colleague Solomiia Stasiv will be taking part at various Q&A sessions at festival screenings. 

To find out more about The Docket and their work please click here. 

Further reading: 

TRUTH HOUNDS, the human rights organisation, who document and investigate war crimes in Ukraine and eastern Europe. 

https://truth-hounds.org/en/about/ 

 

Fundraising

We have teamed with impact partners Legacy of War Foundation and BlueCheck Ukraine to help raise urgent funds for grass roots organisations across Ukraine.  

Russia’s attacks on Ukraine have caused an enormous humanitarian crisis, the scale of which has not been seen in Europe since World War II. More than 1 in 5 Ukrainians have been displaced from their homes and more than 15 million people are in ongoing need of basic supplies, including food, water, and medicine. 

Ukrainians are doing their best to meet these needs. Today, former artists, academics, and technology executives are running frontline aid groups, mostly in Eastern and Southern Ukraine, keeping people alive under sustained Russian bombardment. 

Without outside financial support these humanitarian groups simply cannot operate. 

In collaboration with Legacy of War we are raising funds for Mobile Women’s Healthcare Units. Fundraising efforts directed to BlueCheck Ukraine will be distributed to their vetted organisations providing food, shelter, medical care and more.  

Please support our impact partners in the vital work they are carrying out in Ukraine.  

For more information, please go to our dedicated film website. 

How Saba Kept Singing

Classroom resources accompanying the documentary “How Saba Kept Singing” will help students gain a deeper understanding of life at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp; explore the connections in music, humanity and perseverance; and examine how anti-Semitism has evolved through modern history.

Educational resources are available free of charge to all educators on the below link:

Education Collection –  retroreport.org/education/resources/how-saba-kept-singing/

The Director’s Cut has been made available on Youtube so that as many people can have access to the film as possible – 

‘How Saba Kept Singing – Director’s Cut’

In Her Hands

Afghanistan has notoriously become the world’s only country where girls are forbidden from attending secondary schools. Girls in Afghanistan now leave school at 12 and never return.

To tie in with the start of the new school year in Afghanistan during the week of March 20th, 2023, we created a campaign to ask the public to help make sure that the plight of these girls is not forgotten and demand that education should be accessible for all.

To find out more information about the current situation in Afghanistan, and find other ways in which you can help, please go to: https://www.hrw.org/asia/afghanistan https://www.amnesty.org/en/location/asia-and-the-pacific/south-asia/afghanistan/

We launched the campaign with a panel event – held in collaboration with Another Way Now – and on March 22nd, 2023, we raised visibility & showed support for Afghan women who feel forgotten as the world has moved on to other crises. Read more here.

People took photos with a sign that says #LetAfghanGirlsLearn, or posted our gif.

The hashtag was shared and viewed by over 300 million people during the launch week and brought the issue back onto political agendas.

The fight is far from over so please do continue to share #LetAfghanGirlsLearn

Feel free to use your own language to talk about why you are supporting the cause.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Education should be accessible for all, not just boys. #LetAfghanGirlsLearn
  • Afghanistan has notoriously become the world’s only country where girls are forbidden from attending secondary schools, solely because of their gender. #LetAfghanGirlsLearn
  • · Not only are girls in Afghanistan forbidden from getting an education after the age of 12, they are now also banned from public parks. We cannot let this stand. #LetAfghanGirlsLearn
  • When education is not available to girls, incidents of child marriage increase. #LetAfghanGirlsLearn
  • When girls are educated, economic indicators improve across the board for society as a whole. #LetAfghanGirlsLearn
  • Imagine your daughter or niece or friend’s child is about to start high school and are told, “this is no longer an option for you”. The disappointment and despair is unimaginable.
 

#LetAfghanGirlsLearn

In the Shadow of Beirut

“Beirut has been destroyed. But when I’m with my son, I see how beautiful life is.”

In the Shadow of Beirut is a searing, cinematic portrait of modern-day Lebanon as seen through the eyes of four families living in the impoverished Sabra and Shatila neighbourhoods of the city, scene of an infamous massacre in 1982.

Co-Director Stephen Gerard Kelly built up his relationship with the families at the centre of the film over a six-year period and continues to keep in touch.

Over 80% of people in Lebanon are suffering from poverty.

Our film covers the stories of four families and by clicking the link below (or scanning the QR code) you can directly help them.

You can help 10-year-old Abu Ahmad go back to school, secure the futures of Rabia and Aboodi’s families, and support teenage Sanaa in finding a job to save her from a premature arranged marriage.

Find out how to help here.