VANESSA REDGRAVE'S NEW "SEA SORROW" FILM

Vanessa Redgrave surrounded by  her granddaughter, Lord (Alf) Dubs, Kirsty Brimelow QC and Terry Waite

Vanessa Redgrave surrounded by  her granddaughter, Lord (Alf) Dubs, Kirsty Brimelow QC and Terry Waite

Highgate Has Heart attended the screening at Prince Charles cinema in London of a new film directed by Vanessa Redgrave, "Sea Sorrow", which highlights the plight and courage of refugees. The film, in aid of UNHRC, is both harrowing and educational. It opens with agonising footage of refugees being rescued from an overcrowded boat on the open sea and includes interviews and historical footage that sets the current refugee crisis in a meaningful historical context. There is also poetry, Shakespeare and letters with contributions from Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes and others. The screening was followed by a fascinating Q&A with Alf Dubs, Terry Waite, Kirsty Brimelow QC,  and others.  The film is nearly finished - a "polished rough cut" as it was described by Vanessa. We hope to organise a screening for Highgate Has Heart once it's completed. A must-see!