Why Jack O'Connell's New Film Home Is The Most Powerful Thing You'll See This Season

A new film released to help drive global awareness for the refugee crisis


To mark World Refugee Day (June 20th) Jack O'Connell and Holliday Grainger will star in a powerful new short film called HOME. 


The twenty-minute short drama follows a comfortable English family who go through the life-changing journey of becoming refugees, just as thousands of men, women and children go through every day.

Written and directed by BAFTA-winning director Daniel Mulloy, Home had music donated by artists such as Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal, and Wiley. 'We want to address the disconnect with refugees and do something to rip down the sense of them and us,' says Mulloy of why he made the film.


HOME is supported by the UN Refugee Agency, Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, UK Representative for UNHCR, said; 'The film is a powerful reminder of the importance of a place to call home, which, when people are forced to flee, can be lost in an instant.  At a time of unprecedented forced displacement around the world, HOME is a powerful reminder that becoming a refugee can happen to any one of us.'

Actress Arta Dobroshi, Executive Producer of HOME says: 'When I was living in a war zone, and then became a refugee, I used to think that if countries in freedom would feel what we are feeling at this moment. If they would see us as their families, just for one minute, they would help. And this is exactly what HOME does, it puts you in the shoes of refugees.'

The film is supported by leading augmented reality and visual discovery app, Blippar. For the first time ever on World Refugee Day June 20th, users can show their support of refugees in crisis by"blipping"(scanning) their hand through the Blippar app. This allows them to show support by signing the petition, watching the film and spreading the unique hashtag which will be announced on 9th June 2016.

You can watch HOME in selected cinemas in the UK from June 20th

Words: Estefania Hageman

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