Wojtek (November 2014)
Official selection of the Ojo Cojo Film Festival, Madrid 2015
Produced for the final research module of the MA in TV Documentary course at the University of Salford in collaboration with Europia Manchester, an NGO that provides support to East European migrants in the north-west of England. Kush Chottera at Europia introduced me to a number of his clients and contacts, one of whom agreed to work with me to make a film. I wanted to use the documentary form to counter prevailing stereotypes of immigrants as scroungers and spongers. Wojtek’s story, I hope, succeeds in doing this and reveals the qualities of courage and endurance that many immigrants develop as a result of their experience.
Watch the documentary here.
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