“A Movement of Ordinary People” (2018)
Film making is a powerful tool for change
Together with Amnesty International, Age Exchange made this film featuring students of St. Ursula’s Convent School, Greenwich, to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (with funding from Royal Borough of Greenwich).
For circa 5 months Age Exchange worked with St. Ursula’s to create this sincere and affecting film. The students focused on four current Amnesty cases: two prisoners of conscience, and two campaigners. The students spent time at Amnesty, visiting their HQ, experiencing the work of the organization, and meeting staff, including a refugee campaigner from Syria. We’re incredibly proud of the student’s hard work and the relentless creativity that resulted in this short film.
“Our film celebrates the amazing work of Amnesty International, campaigning across the world for the rights and freedoms of all peoples – especially those imprisoned and tortured for trying to give a voice to the oppressed.” (David Savill, Artistic Director at Age Exchange).
Niall Couper of Amnesty, who attended the premiere screening, has told the students he will personally ensure that the campaigners and prisoners of conscience featured in the film will each receive a copy of it shortly. In his words: “What you have made will give them hope to keep going”.