My Fair Share Too
Short film based on real life stories and lived experiences of those seeking sanctuary, raising awareness, and understanding of the need to talk and listen to each other.
To launch our programme of events as part of Solent Sanctuary Week 2023, we are pleased to welcome World Stages Now to Solent University for an exclusive showing of their first short film 'My fair share too’.
World Stages Now has been proud to be part of the Southampton Refugee and migrant creative community for ten years producing new and original work annually in celebration of Refugee Week. My Fair Share Too is World Stages Now’s first film project and was devised and created throughout 2021.
Students from Solent’s BA (Hons) Film Studies and Film Production courses became involved in early 2022 bringing passion, skill and dedication to the project and the subsequent trust that World Stages Now was able to commit led to an unforgettable experience that achieved its intentions to raise awareness and understanding of the need to talk and listen to each other.
Beatrice attended the BLM march to find sanctuary for her and her unborn child. In limbo as a refugee she has been waiting for therapy to help with her PTSD. Laura, a care worker admits BLM has passed her by, exhausted by the demands of her job. A mistake made by her manager means facing disciplinary action because of the colour of her skin. Andre, her teenage son attends the Blacks Lives Matter march with his childhood friend Amy and new friend V who persuades him to reject Amy on the grounds of her ‘privilege’ status. Cordelia, team leader at a mental health unit passionately believes all lives are equal and that to protest otherwise is dangerous and divisive. However not all her team are trained to provide the culturally appropriate support needed in an increasingly multi cultural community. Anita a newly qualified therapist struggles to understand her client’s needs but ultimately realises she must find a way to help her client know she matters.
Based on real life stories and lived experiences, My Fair Share too looks at how experience is acutely personal and that although cultural perspectives influence and inform; it is the need to find ways to understand each others truths and address what fair share means that really matters.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with World Stages Now and Solent Students from the production team.
About World Stages Now
World Stages Now is a volunteer led community organisation which provides performers, writers, directors, musicians, and dancers who are seeking asylum or who are recently recognised refugees the opportunity to create and perform pieces of original theatre exploring issues which come from personal experiences.
Performances have happened on a range of stages with the Make it So festival at NST (MAST) Say No to FGM hosted by Yellow Door at the Civic Centre, West Quay for International Women’s Day, outside Albion Towers with The Good Neighbour Project and inside the Houses of Parliament with Behind Closed Doors. Creative partnerships began with Solent University in 2011 when four performance students joined World Stages Now and took part in Anchor Child performed in Greece in collaboration with University of Athens.
If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Communities Development Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.