People don’t like foreigners. I know. People didn’t like me, refugee from the Nazis

"People don't like foreigners coming in. I know. People didn't like me when I came here as a refugee from the Nazis. I escaped. Many millions didn't. When Hitler came after the Jews, we had no legal rights to go into any other country. 60 years ago, Britain signed up to the Refugee Convention. That's why people running away from persecution have a right to come to Britain."
(Rosa Sacharin, Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany)

"I was child; there was war; I had to get out to save my life.
Thanks to the Refugee Convention, me and my family survived.
One day I'll play basketball for Scotland."
(Christian Kasubandi, refugee from war in Congo)

1951 UN Refugee Convention still saving lives….60 years on



Courage: 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention is a moving a two-minute documentary featuring two people who've come to Scotland in very different circumstances, but who both fled for their lives.

The film was released on June 20, World Refugee Day, and screened in cinemas and arts centre that day and throughout Refugee Week, which runs from June 20-26, 2011.

Courage: 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention was made with the assistance of Media Co-op and Scottish Refugee Council, with support from the Big Lottery Fund.

More info on:






French comedy “The Names of Love” wins UK Jewish Film Festival

Death and the Maiden by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman, returns to London