Pokemon Go in the Calais Jungle Refugee Camp
1 August 2016
Pokemon Go has swept across the world in the last few weeks. So we took it to the refugee camp in Calais, known as the Jungle, to play it with our friends there…
This experience highlighted three things.
First, we are all human. We have the same basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and safety. We have dreams, ambitions and hobbies. We like to have fun, to enjoy ourselves. We are all the same.
Second, the amount of attention this game is getting is mind blowing. This humanitarian crisis is often forgotten by the mainstream media, but the people caught up in it cannot forget.
Finally…how is it, that Pikachu and Bulbasaur can cross borders so easily, yet a refugee, a person, when they need to, cannot.
A Worldwide Tribe Film Shot by Finlay O’Hara
Edited by Paul Bryan and Liam Bream at Six More Than Forty and Finlay O’Hara
Audio Mixed by Alex Hollingsworth
Music – The Real Deal by Goldfish http://www.goldfishlive.com