In joining our forces with Runnymede Trust,we have collaborated on commissioning two short films that resonate with our ethos and project themes.
We are pleased to announce our first commission, Unburied by Sally Fenaux Barleycorn. A truly moving and poignant account of the heart-wrenching affects that hostile migration policies can have on real people.
Below is a description of the film and some shots from behind-the-scenes by photographer Alice Brazzit. We will be uploading a preview of the film very soon…
35.875 people have died in the mediterranean sea since 1993 to today trying to reach a safe port. Hundreds continue to die monthly. Spanish and Italian governments have started prosecuting and forbidding navigation to any NGOs that will try to save their lives. Our brothers and sisters keep dying. The seas of the world are filled with black bodies.
Sally Fenaux Barleycorn’s short film is a visual poem of pain and remembrance. Dedicated to those buried in the waters, to their lost-at-sea souls; it is a moment for heartbreak, guiding their souls back home.
The film has been shot in Barcelona in collaboration with Ghanian artists, The Sey Sisters and Mouhamet Dia (Advisor of Immigrant & Refugee services, Barcelona).
Sally is the daughter of African and European migrants. She has been working in the film industry in 2009, and premiered her first short film in Amsterdam (NL) in 2015. As a director her focus has always been to translate emotional experiences into images, ideas into visual metaphors, exploring how much one can communicate beyond the ‘rational’ into the hearts of an audience.
To find out more about Sally’s work check out her website: www.nowheresally.com