Editor’s Note: This message was originally published by Refugee Law Project on Friday, May 18, 2018.
As a staff of Refugee Law Project, I’m delighted to share with you another outstanding production from young Refugee Film-makers, this time from Kiryandongo refugee settlement, Kiryandongo district. Located some 240km from Kampala on the main north-south highway, Kiryandongo is a long-established and gazetted refugee settlement that has played host at different times to South Sudanese, Congolese, Kenyans and other refugees from around the region.
Despite now being considered in a ‘development phase’ rather than emergency situation, water supply continues to be a challenge.
This 7-minutes film, “The Tap“, collectively produced by a vibrant group of 19 youth from the refugee and host communities of, offers a humourous and original take on the day-to-day stress that refugees living in Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda go through to access water within their villages.
This film is the Kiryandongo film-makers’ output following RLP’s 2-weeks boot camp training in basic video advocacy that took place in Gulu from 9th – 21st April 2018. These boot camps are made possible with funding support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and target youth from the refugee and host communities in selected refugee settlements in Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Lamwo districts.
Onen David Ongwech