From The Guardian: Legendary British actor Vanessa Redgrave has directed her first film, a story about the refugee crisis called Sea Sorrow.
The image of Syrian child Alan Kurdi’s body washed up on a Turkish beach was among the episodes that convinced Redgrave to make the feature length documentary that she funded herself.
The 80-year-old Oscar-winner and long time political activist has campaigned for refugees for many years. Her goal was to raise awareness about the terrible conditions faced by people fleeing persecution and poverty, death and destruction.
Sea Sorrow has been selected for a ‘special screening’ at the upcoming Cannes film festival. Redgrave believes that the international exposure of a screening at a major festival is critical to educating the world about the refugee crisis.