Calais Children film screenings

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CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER, about the fate of 2,000 minors from the Calais Jungle, is now out and has been screening regularly. The film is currently running daily in Edinburgh at the Festival until September 24th, as part of Protestimony, a wonderful exhibition which reconstructs the Calais Jungle at the prestigious Edinburgh Summerhall […]

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Calais Children: A Case to Answer. A Campaign & Documentary Film-in-Progress by Sue Clayton

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This is a crowd-funded project and we desperately need help to finish it.  I raised £20,000 and put in £4000 of my earnings, but need about £12,000 more to finish as we are trying to get all over France, and crew travel and gear costs plus editing costs have to be covered. Plus I’ve been […]

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Crowd-funding to support film on unaccompanied children as ‘Jungle’ is destroyed

An urgent request from Uncertain Journeys team member, Professor Sue Clayton: “I’m in Calais working in the ‘Jungle’ and things have taken a turn I thought many of you might want to know about. There are at least 10,000 people here, probably more, and no official support agencies. Because France does not recognise it as […]

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Book Launch: Liberation Practices: Towards Emotional Wellbeing Through Dialogue

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Co-Investigator on the Uncertain Journeys project Sue Clayton, and her colleague Dr Gillian Hughes, have co-written a chapter in this collection on Liberation Practices in psychology- on working with young refugees through film, theatre and the creative arts. The chapter is entitled ‘the use of film and creative media to liberate young refugee and asylum […]

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What happens to young people after deportation?

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We chose ‘Uncertain Journeys’ as the title of our series of seminars and workshops relating to unaccompanied child migrants because it encompasses the uncertainty of the physical journey to the UK (see today’s Guardian report on Calais) the journey towards adulthood, and the implications of adulthood on migrant status. For unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, the […]

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Ban on deportations to Afghanistan lifted

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On 4 March, 2016, the Court of Appeal judges lifted the ban on the deportation to Afghanistan of Afghan nationals. The ban had been imposed in August 2015 to reflect concerns regarding the safety of returnees, including young people who had arrived in the UK as children, but were liable for deportation on reaching 18 […]

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Media, Children and the Refugee Crisis

Over this summer, the media has reported an unprecedented increase in the number of migrants making the dangerous crossing from North Africa and the Middle East to Greece and Italy.  UNHCR reports that there are now more people globally displaced by war than at any time in modern history.  Currently crossing the Central and Eastern […]

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Deported to Afghanistan

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Sue Clayton is Consultant Producer on the BBC News programme Our World: Deported to Afghanistan which will be broadcast on the BBC News Channel on 18 and 19 July 2015 at 21:30 GMT. It will also be broadcast on BBC World News on 17 July at 23:30 GMT, 18 July 11:30 and 22:30 and 19 […]

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Symposium 5: Someone to watch over me: Unaccompanied children and the creation of family life

The 5th UJ symposium will take place on Friday 26th June on the theme of UASCs and family life. Case law and policy developments in England and Wales require that the vast majority of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) seeking asylum should now be accommodated under section 20 of the Children Act 1989. However there […]

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Sue Clayton’s Inaugural Lecture on Filmmaking around Asylum Issues

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Sue Clayton, from the Uncertain Journeys seminar team, will be giving her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 17 June at 5.30 at Goldsmith’s. The lecture is entitled ‘I Second That Emotion: Passion and the Subjective Voice in Filmmaking around Asylum Issues’. It draws on Sue’s significant experience of working with young unaccompanied migrants in the UK, […]

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