Comedians and footballers will join forces to promote SRtRC’s new anti-racism themed film at Edinburgh Fringe
Comedians from across the UK will gather at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 26th August to show their support for the ‘This Is My Home’ campaign by Show Racism the Red Card.
Top names such as Paul Sinha, Mark Steel, Phil Jupitus, Patrick Monahan, Mark Thomas, Gavin Webster and Sanjeev Kohli will be joined by ex-Hibernian footballer Michael Weir and St Johnstone player Liam Craig to help promote 'This Is My Home'.
‘This Is My Home’ is a series of seven short documentary films from Show Racism the Red Card exploring the issues of immigration and racism from the point of view of Scotland’s migrant community. The films include deeply candid personal accounts by individual immigrants from as far afield as the Philippines, Malaysia and Iraq.
This new anti-racism themed film from Show Racism the Red Card features a range of migrant voices as well as comments from Scotland International footballer Iketchi Anya and assistant manager Mark McGhee.
You can watch the films here: http://www.theredcard.org/thisismyhome
This Is My Home is a platform for a conversation about the positive impact of immigration in the UK. As such, we’re supporting this launch with the hashtag #thisismyhome, and we’re inviting everyone to share their positive experiences of immigration in the UK, from every perspective and across all social media channels.
SRtRC would 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
Humza Yousaf, Scottish Politician and Minister for Europe and International Development said:
“Racism has no place here in Scotland. The contribution of migrants to Scotland’s culture, sporting success and modern life cannot be underestimated. Yet even today racism can still be seen and heard. I encourage all to get involved in ‘This is my Home’ to help promote a positive portrayal of migrants and tackle racism head on.”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive for Show Racism the Red Card said:
"Show Racism the Red Card have been working on a series of films to combat the negative portrayal of migrants for the last year. #Thisismyhome is part of this UK campaign and we are very impressed with the seven films made by Glasgow based film maker David McGinty.
The Edinburgh fringe promotion of these films on Wednesday will be followed
by a Scottish Parliamentary launch next month. We hope both events will promote the films and contribute to a more tolerant approach to immigration."