Bradford Refugee Week Supporting Artworks Creative Communities through our Propeller Awards

Putting film front and centre at Bradford Refugee Week with support from our micro-grant scheme.

Artworks Creative Communities are using film to explore the different pasts and shared futures of Bradford’s diverse refugee communities as part of Bradford Refugee Week 2019 (15-23 June). The film programme, supported by a micro-grant through our Propeller Awards, reaches out to Bradford’s refugee groups directly through event co-promotion with individual communities, use of local grassroots venues and by exploring stories that will be immediately familiar to some of the refugees that call Bradford home.

Participants in a local refugee allotment project will tour Horton Community Farm and Lidget Green Healthy Living Centre before settling in for a screening of Grow Your Own, a culture-clash comedy about the tensions that arise between a community of local gardeners and a group of green-fingered refugees. And the Sundanese Community in Bradford will co-present and contextualise Beats of the Antonov, a powerful documentary exploring how traditional music forms have been mobilised as an act of resistance against the repeated bombing of Darfur.

Artworks’ screenings continue their ongoing commitment to community-based collaboration and strengthen the place of film in a wide-ranging Refugee Week programme, celebrating cinema’s unique power to bring us together to consider society’s most pressing issues. 

See the full programme

Artworks Creative Communities present their Bradford Refugee Week film programme with support from our Propeller Awards. For more information on how we can support your projects, visit our Exhibition Funding homepage.