The Bridge is a docudrama film that aims to raise awareness about humanitarian interpreters and to advocate for changes in their working conditions within humanitarian agencies. The 30-minute film is based on a year-long collaborative research project with and about interpreters in Kakuma refugee camp. It is written and produced by a group of Kakuma interpreters, who became OSUN Hubs research fellows. Following the production of The Bridge, several members of the research collective went on to establish their own Community-Based Organization (CBO) in Kakuma that aims to produce films to tell more Kakuma stories and advocate for changes (https://photofilm4change.org). The film was produced in collaboration with the Open Society University Network and the research and film supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations, the National Endowment for Humanities, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. The Bridge was filmed at InZone campus and other locations in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
To inquire about screening the film at your institution, please contact: [email protected] or Laura Kunreuther at [email protected].