UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) Film We Are Family by FCB Inferno London

We Are Family

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Industry Charities, Foundations, Volunteers
Media Film
Market United Kingdom
Agency FCB Inferno London
Director Alvaro Ramirez
Released January 2018

Credits & Description

Brand: Unicef
Geo: United Kingdom
Director: Alvaro Ramirez
Producer: Kate Grenfell
Production Company: FCB inferno
Creative: Vivien Decombe and Gerard Roda
DOP: Timothy Wood
Sound: Jon @ Factory Studios
Published: January 2018
The petition lin k- help every brother, sister and grandchild have the future they deserve:http://www.unicef.uk/FamiliesT...
Unicef UK Ambassadors Eddie Izzard, Sir Chris Hoy, Martin Bell OBE and Unicef UK High Profile Supporter Olivia Colman have each lent their support to an emotional and provocative new film putting pressure on the UK Government to change the rules that allow refugee children to reunite with their close family already living in the UK.
We Are Family, the 60 second film produced by FCB Inferno, sees famous faces reflecting on their role as different family members (Eddie Izzard as a brother, Olivia Colman as a sister, Sir Chris Hoy as a brother and Martin Bell OBE as a grandfather) with personal reflections on what makes their family relationships so special.
As the film draws to a close, each star comes to the same realisation that it is not the same for every family. This is because right now, refugee children are still forced to make the dangerous and often deadly journey to Europe in an attempt to reach the safety of their family in the UK. In 2017 alone, over 3,000 people died making this dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.
With the system for family reunion offered under our membership of European Union likely to end, the UK Government are yet to fix the rules to help reunite refugee children with their close family in the UK, and in the coming months are set to decide on their approach to refugee rules – the only chance they have to make this simple and lifesaving change. The UK’s rules only currently give a right for children to be reunited with their parents in the UK. It is almost impossible for children to be reunited with their adult siblings, aunts, uncles and grandparents, even when this is their best hope of safety.
At a time when new plans for refugee rules are due to be set by the UK Government, these famous stars, alongside Unicef UK – the world’s leading children’s organisation – are aiming to ensure that now is the time this important fix is included in law. Time is running out as children continue to flee devastating situations by foot, in the back of lorries and on flimsy dinghies in search of safety and loved ones.