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FILM: What would Wales look like without migrants?

posted by: By Tom Godwin and Harriet P.D | on: Friday, 24 February 2017, 13:59

Monday 20th February saw actions and events take place across the UK to highlight the contribution of migrants to the UK. The idea of “One Day Without Us” was to think about what our society would be like without migrants.

The HOPE not hate Welsh team’s contribution was a short video, compiled with the help of volunteers and filmed and edited by Marcos Schneider.

What would Wales look like without migration? We began by asking our friends and volunteers what they thought.

For Sue and Fran - who speak in the video about their family history - it was clear: Many of us would simply not be here.

This short video is a selection of some of these conversations. We spent a couple of days filming. It was a lot of fun and helped us understand a lot about ourselves and our own families and communities in the process.

For our filmmaker, Marcos Schneider, the project was about “showing that in all our diversity, we ultimately share a common human experience… We wanted to spread a positive message that can help turn strangers into friends and neighbours."

 Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | There are 1 comments


Comment 1 | From: Kev | Date: 25 February 2017, 15:19

Absolutely brilliant little film! I'm Welsh born and bred and absolutely agree that we are all immigrants, there is plenty of genetic proof to validate this view for all humans. I just wish we could all believe and understand it.

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