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The Moving Theatre at the National Film Awards

19 February 2018

Posted By artgym


The Moving Theatre: Stories Otherwise Untold.

“Sometimes it takes the eyes of others to make us realise just how extraordinary our own lives have been.”

We are delighted to share the news that our documentary, The Moving Theatre, has been nominated for a National Film Award in the Best Documentary category.

At Artgym, we are highly passionate about the powerful message the film delivers and the way it acts as a platform for the authentic voice of migrants across the globe.

Told through the power of theatre and film, this documentary explores the universal human need for freedom; the freedom from what holds us back and the freedom to live our dreams. Produced with the support of Lebara, the film is a culmination of working with over one thousand migrants from all around the world and explores specifically, the lives of four real people and their individual experiences.

Working with creative therapists, filmmakers and puppet makers, The Moving Theatre gave the four storytellers the opportunity to explore and express their experiences through imagery, colour, textures, and movement in a series of workshops. Using this output, the creative team then crafted theatre pieces using puppetry to present back each of the stories to the four storytellers. You can watch “The Making of The Moving Theatre” here and hear specifically from Creative Director Eugene Hughes and Story Director Pia Jones.

The documentary has already received 8 international film awards and we are so proud of the way it has been received.
To watch the trailer, click here.
To watch the full length documentary click here.

We would love to know your thoughts and how the film made you feel – comment on this post or send us an email. And please, register and vote for us here as the public will decide who wins the Best Documentary category of the National Film Awards.

Thank you for your support.

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