From October – December 2020, Dr Sarah Jackson devised the ‘Calling Across Borders’ project in partnership with Compass Collective, a non-profit theatre company working with people seeking sanctuary.
Sarah developed and delivered four creative-critical writing workshops with 8 young refugees and asylum seekers, and two young ambassadors. The aim of the project was to explore our relationship with the telephone, to promote marginalized voices, to develop self-expression through media technologies, and to build confidence in using and sharing creative skills.
Using the motif of voicemail, the young people worked together to write and perform a series of messages exploring loss, resilience and hope. The messages will be made into a short animated film, to be launched in January 2021.