Refugee Youth Voices
Refugee Youth Voices is a community-based, participatory media program to equip and empower young refugees (ages 15-24) with practical, employable skills at all levels of storytelling, filmmaking, videography, photography, and digital media. This kind of storytelling and filmmaking for and about East African refugees aims to put the narrative and images of African refugees directly into the hands of youth who have grown up in refugee settlements. We firmly believe this is a powerful step toward creating more humanized and supportive perspectives and policies affecting refugee communities around the world.
Refugee Youth Voices is a collaboration between NeeNee Productions and CineLab Akademie (a Ugandan-based production company), and established/registered Community-Based Organizations within each refugee community.
Stay tuned for more updates about our recent pilot training program and the release of Life in My Shoe , a short film written and directed by Wimana Beatrice, a young refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Beatrice was featured in NeeNee Productions 2016 film Sauti (Voice).