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Weʼre raising £30,000 to produce a film with a meaningful new perspective and tool to increase awareness and raise funds for Unicef's work in Syria

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Passage is a short film about Syrian refugees forced to flee home, told through dance by a collective of 25 performers, moving together to symbolise crossing the sea by boat. A journey of loss, struggle, hope and determination, choreographed with grace and dignity.

Why a film? In a world of fast-paced social media and ‘click-bait’, we want to create a film which is worthy of your time. Artistic activism can make us feel through a story with lasting emotional sentiment, and simultaneously call people to take action and help.

Join us in producing a film with a meaningful new perspective. Together, with this film, let’s increase awareness about the refugee crisis, raise funds and ignite support for Unicef’s vital work in Syria and the region.


Urgent action is needed to highlight the harsh reality faced by many refugees living in uncertain terms in our communities today.

More than 2.6 million children have been forced to flee Syria and are living in difficult conditions in surrounding countries. Many took “death boats” across the Mediterranean to Europe. Some have been displaced up to seven times before reaching safety.

We want to help in a way that reaches hearts through an emotional medium, and develop a more compassionate refugee narrative in arts and culture in a different way to regular charity causes. As an artistic piece Passage has the power to:

Challenge preconceptions about migration.

Appeal to a sense of humanity to catalyse activism.

Reach a huge, global online audience.

Channel goodwill from the film into donations to Unicef and their work in the region.


Step 1. Donate to the production

£30,000 is our production goal. This will fund a group of 20-30 dancers and crew to shoot, edit, soundtrack and distribute the film internationally.

See website for details on future steps.

Pledge Rewards

£10+ Thank you for bringing our project to life! We are grateful for your support and will give you exclusive updates as the project moves forward.

£20+ Receive the above plus a private link to stream and download the film ahead of public release. Also, receive our advocate pack to help you engage your circle of friends.

£50+ Receive the above plus a film poster sent to you digitally.

£100+ Receive the above plus a triptych of on-set photographs professionally shot during the production sent to you digitally. Your name will also appear in the ‘Special Thanks’ credits of the film.

£250+ Receive the above plus and Associate Producer credit in the film.

£350+ Receive the above plus one Unicef NEXTGen ‘Migrate’ book (link)

£1000+ Receive the above and visit our set (travel/accommodation excluded), hang out with the cast and crew and watch the film being made.

£3000+ Receive the above plus an Executive Producer credit, your name featured in the poster artwork of the film, and join us at premieres and festival screenings (travel/accommodation excluded).

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