Rankin & Bastille collaborate on powerful child refugee video 

Rankin & Bastille collaborate on powerful child refugee video


“I am a child, not a threat”

Renowned photographer and director Rankin has joined forces with UNICEF to create a short film highlighting the plight of children uprooted by war, poverty and disaster, especially those separated from their families as they become refugees. The thought-provoking video urges people to see past the refugee and migrant labels and value each child as a child, first and foremost, no matter where they’re from.

The film, set to Bastille’s poignant track ‘Four Walls’, depicts refugee and migrant children watching footage of children in danger around the world. Many of the children who are featured in the film are themselves refugees who have fled the horrors of war and are now trying to rebuild their lives. The film aims to challenge refugee stereotypes and prejudices by giving children a platform to express that they have the same hopes, fears and dreams as any other child.

#AChildIsAChild no matter what.

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