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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Promote the work of Refugee Community Kitchen through film.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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We want to help Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK) to raise more money, recruit more volunteers and spread the word about their work.

We are creating a short documentary film that will show not only that RCK are providing urgently needed food in refugee camps, but also giving refugees their dignity back by enabling them to cook and share their own food.

Why a film? Why not spend the money on food?

One of the most powerful tools that RCK have is word-of-mouth. While they gratefully receive generous donations of food throughout the year, they benefit hugely from the impact that seeing the camps first-hand has on their volunteers.

Having seen the camps - and the work of RCK - for themselves, volunteers return home with a new perspective on the refugee crisis. They tell their friends and family, who often volunteer themselves or donate urgently needed funds.

If RCK had their way, everyone would visit the camps for themselves. But in reality that is simply not possible. People may not have the time or the resources to make the trip overseas.

They may also be fearful or apprehensive about what they might see or experience in a refugee camp. This does not make them narrow-minded or judgemental. It is a natural response to media coverage of the refugee crisis, which all-too-often focuses on the 'hordes' of hungry people and neglects to report on the human tragedies at the heart of the crisis.

In this film, we will break away from this dialogue and humanise refugees through the work of RCK.

We will break down the fear that people feel about refugee camps and present the reality - people not so different from ourselves in urgent need of compassion and support.

Our ultimate aim is to replicate the powerful effect that seeing the camps has on RCK's volunteers, bringing it to a much wider audience through film.

If you have any further questions regarding the film, including how the money will be spent, please email ed.copy@gmail.com

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    • Sally

      Sally

      Nov 28, 2016

      £20.00

    • Peter Kirby

      Peter Kirby

      Nov 28, 2016

      I like the idea

      £30.00

    • Koroku Matsuura

      Koroku Matsuura

      Nov 28, 2016

      All the best!

      £10.00

    Ed Hamilton

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    Ed Hamilton

    Ed Hamilton

    Brighton, United Kingdom

    I'm a writer and filmmaker based in Brighton. I have over 15 years' marketing and fundraising experience as a copywriter and creative director and I now help charities and sustainable businesses to promote their work through film and online video.

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