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Watch a Film

Taking a walk in someone else’s shoes all starts by pressing play in this Simple Act.

Moving Worlds by Counterpoints Arts is a special selection of features and shorts with ‘post-screening’ discussion resources, available to watch at home during Refugee Week.

This year, the films are inspired by the theme ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’. They include stories of unexpected alliances and unlikely friendships, and explore the many ways we can walk alongside each other.

For even more films, take a look at the British Film Institute’s Refugee Week collection on BFI player, and for films aimed at children and young people, take a look at the Educational Videos page on our website.

This Simple Act could be as simple as choosing a title to watch at home this Refugee Week. If you’d like to go further, why not organise a ‘post-screening’ online Q&A (using the Moving Worlds resource to help you), or help take the film to new audiences by writing a review on a site such as Rotten Tomatoes.

Share your film recommendations, events and reviews on social media using the hashtags #WatchaFilm and #SimpleActs.

If your social media post includes images or names of other people, make sure you get permission first, including from parents/ guardians of anyone under 18.

Watch a Film is one of eight Simple Acts you can do for Refugee Week 2021. To view them all, visit the Simple Acts page.