We are interested in the views, responses and experiences of people on both sides of the camera – those who create films about, or featuring migrant children, and those who have experienced migration as children.

In the course of the research, we will record interviews with film makers and other media practitioners about their portrayals of children, and their experience of working with children and young people to make their films.

We will also run workshops with young people from a range of backgrounds who have experienced migration (that is, they started life in one place and now live in another). In these workshops we will show films about migratory children, and will invite participants to tell us what they think of the way these stories are told and how migration is portrayed.

The privacy and security of all participants is protected by our ethics guidelines, and all contributions will be de-identified in our published research, so all interview and workshop content is completely confidential unless participants expressly give their permission to reveal their names. Participants can withdraw at any time, and have their contribution deleted from the project.

Use the drop-down menu to see more information for media practitioners, children and parents.

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