Courage: 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention

A short film made to mark the anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention

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Courage: 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention is a two-minute documentary featuring two people who've come to Scotland in very different circumstances, but who both fled for their lives.

It explains in powerful terms just how important the Refugee Convention is, and why it should continue to save lives today and in the future.

A documentary made by refugees living in Scotland

The film was made in early 2011 by six men and women from across the world - who all came to Scotland seeking safety. They created the film with the assistance of Media Co-op and Scottish Refugee Council. Courage was launched on Monday, June 20 as part of Refugee Week Scotland.

Courage can be screened in your school, workplace, community centre or local cinema throughout 2011, as we join with agencies such as the UNHCR to celebrate 60 years of the lifesaving UN Refugee Convention.

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Behind the scenes from the making of Courage

Photographer Rana Ali was part of the filmmaking crew and took these pictures on the day of filming, in March 2011.