Divided Families Campaign video competes for European award

euHave you seen this video yet? That’s the one playing in the background on this page you’ve just opened.

In 3 minutes, it sets out the salient points of the UK Home Office’s immigration policy on family reunion and identifies the serious impact it has on people’s lives. The animated film Divided Families Campaign was made by Maryam Tafakory, a student at the Southwest London Kingston University. We and groups like MRN, JCWI, BritCits and Family Immigration Alliance have been using it to support the campaign and build greater awareness of our concerns regarding the policy.

Maryam’s video has been entered in the Migrants in Europe multimedia competition. Aimed at students over the age of 18 and enrolled in art, graphic and communication schools in EU countries, the competition gives young artists and communicators an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of migrants to European society today. Entries will be judged at a national level and the best works will be forwarded to a European jury to decide European winners. A public internet vote will also take place on their website in September. The prizewinners and schools will receive awards of  €10,000 each at a ceremony in Brussels in October.

Best wishes to Maryam!