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This short observational film for Channel 4 News was filmed, directed & produced by Sharron Ward, Katalyst Productions on the Greek island of Lesbos. It documented the height of the European refugee crisis when desperate Syrian refugees fleeing Syria, came to Greece via Turkey on perilously dangerous rubber dinghies. The film explored why Syrians were so desperate to flee the civil war and documented the inspiring and brave efforts of a British family - Eric & Philippa Kempson who single-handedly helped thousands of refugees who turned up on their shores.  TX was September 2015.


The film had a phenomenal response on social media and the cutdown of the film has been viewed on FaceBook over 875,000 times & counting.  The Kempsons as a result of this film have had thousands of pounds of donations, and volunteers travelling out to Lesbos to help them.  You can follow The Kempson's work here at The Hope Project.

You can watch the full film on FaceBook here or on Vimeo here and you can read the Channel 4 News Report is here.

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To read about Sharron Ward's first-person account of filming Syrian Refugees in Lesvos, you can read the Thomson Reuters article here.

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To read more about the stories behind the scenes filming and about the Syrians featured in the film, you can read the Katalyst Blog here.