By Sharron Ward. 14 December 2021. I happened upon the Stop HS2 Denham protection camp purely by accident. It was May 2020. The UK was just starting to ease up on its first shock Covid 19 lockdown which began on March 26. I lived in West London and as a nature-lover, I enjoy walking in nature, especially amongst the trees. Being a kiwi, it’s being in the great outdoors and connecting with nature that keeps […]Read More
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By Sharron Ward. Originally posted: April 4, 2016. It’s his eyes that I can’t forget. It was Thursday August 27 2015, just after dawn on a beach on the northern coast of the island of Lesvos. An inflatable rubber dinghy heavily weighed down and overloaded with Syrians was making its way precariously across the rough sea. As soon as it neared the rocky shore, dozens of orange lifejackets rose up and disgorged themselves hurling unceremoniously […]Read More
“We have the right to get that paper!” Originally Posted: 4 April, 2016. Filmmaker Sharron Ward writes on her troubling experience filming hundreds of refugees who washed ashore on the Greek island of Lesvos during the Summer of 2015. Syrian and other refugees and migrants leave the hell of war in the Middle East to arrive in what they think is paradise on the shores of Europe – but instead they find a new kind […]Read More
By Sharron Ward. Originally posted 4 April, 2016. This is the long version of the blog I wrote of my experience covering the refugee crisis on the island of Lesvos over the summer of 2015. The shortened version appeared on Thomson Reuters Foundation. Filmmaker Sharron Ward writes about her personal encounters filming the hundreds of refugees who washed ashore bereft and broken on the Greek island of Lesvos during the summer. I first heard about refugees washing up on […]Read More
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