JACK O'CONNELL AND HOLLIDAY GRAINGER STAR IN UNHCR'S SHORT FILM HOME...

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Good Afternoon Lovelies,

And how are we all today? I am getting ready to love you and still blog to you, but from a very different place lovelies since I am going to visit my brother. I have been meaning to do so for a long time and after missing a number of times to do so with my parents because of university I am finally getting the chance to go! Get ready John, Alexa and Leo if you are reading this!


However before I go I wanted to give you all this exciting news from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as they have announced a new short film starring Jack O’Connell (be still my beating heart!) and Holliday Grainger (love her!) to show the challenge of one English family who have to experience a journey of their own.

Out on the 20th June, the film is called Home and will address the refugee crisis that is currently happening around the world lovelies in support of UNHCR’s World Refugee Day - which is the same day. The film was created by Daniel Mulloy and will be a reminder to all how important finding a home really is.


Speaking about the film, Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, UK Representative for UNHCR, said: “UNHCR is delighted to support Home. 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.”

While, director Daniel Mulloy, also said, "we want to address the disconnect with refugees and do something to rip down the sense of them and us.”

And actress Arta Dobroshi, the 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.”

Plus lovelies the release of the film will also be marked with the release of a new app called Blippar which will allow users to share their support with refugees by scanning their hand into the app to hold theirs. I absolutely love this idea lovelies!

Blog Soon,
Joey X

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