US is a short documentary made for Lancashire County Council for refugee week. The idea for the name of the film came from Ola, a Syrian refugee living in Lancashire. US is about informing the people of Lancashire and beyond what it means to be a refugee living in the UK. What it feels like to have to leave your home, your friends, your family, to uproot and be placed somewhere completely alien.
The refugees taking part in this documentary wanted to let people know their experiences of migration without dwelling on the often horrific stories that brought them here to the UK. It isn’t about the horrors it’s about the personal journey’s of discovery they have been on since they arrived here.
Thank you Ola, Yuliia, Balqis, Abid, Yousef, Carolina and Aida for trusting me with your stories.
‘Sometimes when you are in the darkest place you think that you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.’
Director - Libby Burke Wilde
Producer - Rosie Ford @rosieford_
Production Manager - Jack Hartley @thechampionsparkplug
DOP - Tom Welsh @tomwel.sh
Gaffer - Callan Dooley @callanbd
Production Runner - Lydia Shenton @buttonprison
Sound Recordist - Callum Norfolk @calnorfolk
Editor - Elena De Palma @misselarks
Edit Producer - Rachel Goodger @rachelgoodger
Colourist- Jax Harney @jaxharney
Colourist Producer - Chloe Saunders @
Online Edit - Daniel Nickson @danielnickson
Sound Designer - Guy Chase @chasebetteraudio
Composer - Zebedee Budworth @zebedeebudworth
Poster Design - Steph Organ @essentiallysteph
Caroline de Regalado
Yosef Al Hamdan
Aida Abbas Kunda Chelnd
Lancashire County Council
Zomdic Films @zomdicfilms