As part of the project’s aims to celebrate migration and enable younger generations to be inspired by and learn from the experiences of Elders, we worked with young actors to turn the Elders words into short performances.
Based on recorded interviews, four dramatic monologues were written to give an insight into the lives people leave behind, what it is like to arrive in a new country as a child, how hard work built success, and the importance of retaining your identity.
With thanks to the students and staff at 360 Arts, and to Margaret Lonergan, Parveen Qureshi, Jamila Anwar, and Michael Troy.
Generations of Learning also worked with a graduate filmmaker to record some of the Elders interviews. These were used to produce a short film telling the story of the project.