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Upcoming drama 'The Flood' sheds light on refugee crisis

Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 01:58

''Game Of Thrones'' Lena Headey and Iain Glen and ''Humans'' Ivanno Jeremiah star in a low-budget independent film on Europe's refugee crisis. Lisa Giles-Keddie reports.

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Enter the Jungle... Calais's former refugee camp has been rebuilt as a set for a new low-budget indie film about Europe's refugee crisis. The Flood sees "Game of Thrones" stars Iain Glen and Lena Headey as immigration officers dealing with migrants trying to reach Britain. SOUNDBITE (English) ACTRESS LENA HEADEY, SAYING: "You know what's happening in the world, globally is horrific. And, you know, for it to be dealt in cinematic form, I think is a great thing to do" Channel 4 series "Humans" star Ivanno Jeremiah plays a migrant from Eritrea trying to reach Britain. SOUNDBITE (English) ACTOR IVANNO JEREMIAH, SAYING: "My aim is to make him very, very human. In a time when the threat of immigration and refugees is one of the demons of our time." Upcoming director Anthony Woodley, says the project's main aim is to show all angles of the current refugee crisis. SOUNDBITE (English) DIRECTOR ANTHONY WOODLEY, SAYING: "It's really about giving these people names and faces again. And that aside, it's about telling the story of the immigration officers and the lorry drivers and all the people whose lives are affected in this crisis." The film's title refers to language employed by some British politicians, including former Prime Minister David Cameron, who spoke of a "swarm" of immigrants in 2015. British newspaper the Daily Mail also referred to "floods" of migrants last year when the crisis dominated headlines. The Flood is still in production but is expected to be released in 2018.

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Upcoming drama 'The Flood' sheds light on refugee crisis

Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 01:58