Courage

Scottish Refugee Council

  • Participants of the film working with the camera
  • Man showing upper body and with trees in background
  • Older lady and man wearing sports clothes handing a basketball to each other
  • Basketball player standing for photo with production participants and camera in background
  • Basketball player taking a shot with production participants and camera to the side

Scottish Refugee Council wanted to mark the anniversary of the United Nations Refugee Convention.

This film went viral, with over 1.3 million views on YouTube.

We worked over a period of four months to facilitate a group of refugees to make their own film – starring a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, and a young athlete from the Congo.

‘The film is beautiful in what it says and how it says it. A little two minute movie poem’.
Mark Cousins, film critic

‘One of the best short docs I’ve seen. Awesome’.
Connie Van Horn – Director, P.I.I.N.G (Promoting Inclusion & Integration for the Next Generation)

‘A well-made and insightful mini documentary. The Edinburgh International Film Festival is proud to host the premiere of Courage’. James Mullighan, Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival

‘Please watch. In just two minutes, this powerful, moving film tells you everything you need to know about the importance of welcoming people in danger of persecution’. Janice Forsyth, broadcaster

What they say

‘The film was one of the most successful bits of communications we’ve ever done. I’m so glad we went to media co-op. They know about the issues, and they care about the people’.