Scottish Refugee Council video: Courage – 60 years of the UN Refugee Convention


Courage: 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention is a two-minute documentary featuring two people who’ve come to Scotland in very different circumstances, but who both fled for their lives.

Over the last four months, six men and women from across the world – who all came to Scotland seeking safety – have been researching, filming, editing and producing a short film to screen during Refugee Week 2011.

Courage: 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention was made with the assistance of Media Co-op and Scottish Refugee Council, with support from the Big Lottery Fund.

You can also watch the film on a big screen near you:

The Arches, Glasgow. Courage will be screened on a loop 11am – late, with behind the scenes exhibition of photography by Angela Catlin, every day until July 12

Glasgow Film Theatre are showing Courage before each feature as part of the ‘Journeys of Courage’ Refugee Week Film Festival, June 20-26.

Edinburgh International Film Festival will be showing Couragebefore Hoping and Between 2 Fires on Monday 20 June at the Filmhouse.

Other venues:

Aberdeen Arts Centre; An Lanntair Arts Centre; Argyll & Bute Council; Armadale Academy; Bathgate Academy; Bo’Ness Hippodrome; Burrell Collection; Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh; The Byre Theatre, St Andrews; Clydebank Library; Dumbarton Library; Dundee Central Library; Dundee Contemporary Arts; Eden Court Theatre, Inverness; Edinburgh College of Art; Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh; The Forge Shopping Centre; Glasgow City Council; Glasgow Libraries; Glasgow Royal Concert Hall; Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow;  St Mungo’s Museum, Glasgow;  Inverclyde Council buildings; Inverclyde schools; MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling; Paisley Arts Centre; Playhouse Cinema, Perth; Tolbooth, Stirling; Tramway, Glasgow; Scotland Street Museum, Glasgow; Scottish Storytelling Centre; Shetland Library; Stereo, Glasgow; West Calder High School; West Lothian Council

Find out more:

Refugee week Scotland 2011 website.