Vox Populi: Refugee voices
This project aims to explore refugees’ experiences surrounding their journeys in search of a safe home in Hong Kong. It collects refugees’ testimonies of how they negotiate challenging environments in the form of oral narratives, diaries, documentaries, and multimedia and art displays. It aims to produce robust evidence of the multiple levels of interaction between the socio-legal norms limiting refugees and the momentous resistance and resilience of migration.
The rationale of this project is to share with a larger audience the struggles of refugees, while witnessing their capacity and values, failures and disappointments. To this end, the project will challenge contemporary assumptions and conventional beliefs, by offering a multimedia space that showcases their individualities.
This collage is a pragmatic response to Hong Kong’s lack of understanding and interest in refugees. It will gather stories anchored in reality that document the changes their interactions with the local community generate in both parties. The results will also be published in a book which will further project refugees’ identity to a broader audience. To this end, we seek the participation of refugees (including asylum seekers and CAT claimants) interested in sharing their experiences for this project.