Music tells refugees' stories

Music tells refugees' stories

A Catz Alum is using his passion for music to articulate the testimonies of refugees living in the so-called ‘Jungle’ in Calais. Daniel Baboulene (2012, Music) has been pursuing a career in music for films since he graduated from St Catz last year. He has already had some success, having scored the soundtrack for a film shown at the Cannes Film festival. He is now involved in a film project called The Crossing which shares the stories of people who have fled their homes following conflicts around the world. The film focuses on Adnan and Bana, two refugees who witness the desperation of the people living in the Jungle, and their attempt to cross over the channel to find hope in the UK.

 “I would really like to make this film”, remarked Daniel, “it recounts true stories about refugees in Calais, which are very pertinent and relevant subject which we hope this film will raise awareness about. It film was shot on location in the jungle in Calais for sections, and includes real footage of the refugee camps and interviews with real refugees as well as recounting true stories through narrative cinema.”