The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement since the Second World War. But who are the people behind the numbers, and what drives the decision to flee your home?
Refugee Nights is a virtual festival exploring refugees' stories in talks, music, history and food. The series is hosted by Syrian refugee & filmmaker HASSAN AKKAD. Created by the IWM Institute.
EPISODE 1: THE DECISION TO FLEE
EPISODE 2: THE JOURNEY
EPISODE 3: A NEW LIFE?
Refugee Nights was developed in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council, and in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration (IOM, the UN Migration Agency), Disasters Emergency Committee and English PEN.
Our media partner on the festival is CNN, a news and information services available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms, reaching more than 475 million households around the globe.
Refugee Nights is sponsored by Macfarlanes LLP.