After a successful launch via social media the Red Card team took to the streets to engage with the people of Glasgow.
These are excellent films. With warmth and simple humanity, it puts the racists – and those who encourage them – to shame
Ken Loach Film and Television Director
On Friday 17th July, Show Racism the Red Card launched #thisismyhome. This Is My Home is a series of short documentary films by Glasgow-based filmmaker David McGinty (for production company Walnut Wasp), exploring the controversial issues of immigration and racism from the point of view of Scotland’s migrant community. The project compiles deeply candid personal accounts by individual immigrants from as far afield as the Philippines, Malaysia, and Iraq, seeking to inform the national conversation about immigration from the point of view of the UK’s migrant population.
After a successful launch via social media the Red Card team took to the streets to engage with the people of Glasgow. Pictures can be viewed in the gallery on facebook:
The films have been receiving great feedback from writers, politicians and filmmakers:
“Having just watched This is My Home produced by Show Racism the Red Card I am filled with boundless respect and admiration for this organization because their video has given a human face to immigration in the 21st century. This is my Home is a beautiful narrative of how new immigrants add so much to our country but it also shows us the many obstacles faced by migrants because of prejudice and ignorance. Show Racism the Red Card should be applauded because through their work they help make Britain a more inclusive and respectful society.” Harry Leslie Smith, Writer and political commentator.
“#ThisIsMyHome is a very powerful video with an important message that regardless of our colour, ethnicity or faith Scotland is home to many diverse people and communities. I have often been told to “Go back home” which is one of the most hurtful insults anyone can throw my way as I have no other home than Scotland. By encouraging people of all backgrounds to show a united front against racism we can overcome hateful and intolerant attitudes, wherever they exist.” Humza Yousaf MSP for Glasgow.
“These are excellent films. With warmth and simple humanity, it puts the racists – and those who encourage them – to shame” Ken Loach Film and Television Director
"#ThisIsMyHome is a series of short films allowing migrants to tell their own story about what life is like living and working in different parts of the UK. It’s compelling and often uncomfortable viewing with the simple format highlighting not only the immense contribution that migrants make to our society, but also that racism is far from a thing of the past and still hurts far too many people. We should all share these films far and wide to make it clear that we celebrate the diversity that immigration brings and will challenge intolerance however and wherever it manifests itself. Show Racism the Red Card are to be congratulated for once again leading the way on this vital issue." Jennie Formby, Unite the Union, Political Director
To view the films please visit: http://www.theredcard.org/thisismyhome
SRtRC would also like to encourage contributions in the form of photographs, text posts, videos on YouTube and Instagram, and we’d like to invite supporters of equality, of immigration and of anti-racism, to share existing content under the #thisismyhome banner, to contribute content directly and to further the publicity of the campaign in any other suitable way.
SRtRC invite contributions from the immigrant community, expressing their candid views on living in the UK. Equally, we invite contributions from the indigenous population, documenting the ways in which immigration has enriched their lives, and the British culture. In each case, and across all social media channels, we invite contributors to use the hashtag #thisismyhome.