Thursday 16th November 2017 - 8:00 pm - 8:15 pm, Palmer Building
The Law of the Sea tells the story of fishermen from the Greek Island of Lesvos, in their own words, as they work tirelessly to help the arriving torrent of refugees to shore and how this great tragedy of our time has impacted their daily life. This animated short provides a uniquely personal telling of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, far removed from the usual disconnected reporting of the mainstream media. Elmaz Ekrem graduated from UCA Farnham in 2016 with a First Class Honours degree in Animation. Elmaz has since gone on to direct and animate television ads, worked on further humanitarian documentaries and has been represented by NERD as a Creative Director. Elmaz co-directed, produced and animated The Law of the Sea alongside Dominika Ozynska, a Polish filmmaker who is currently studying at UCA. Dominika’s films are centred around politics and human experience.