Materials

STAR has loads of materials to help promote refugees and your STAR group. STAR groups and students wanting to get more involved can request these from the STAR national team. Have a look and let us know what you fancy! We’ve got:

STAR materials

We’re currently making lots of new resources for our groups. Below you can see some of our old materials.

STAR stickers

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STAR beermats

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STAR bookmarks

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STAR t-shirts

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STAR balloons

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Downloadable “Refugee Facts” leaflet

Some facts and figures about refugees in the UK that you can download from our website and print out

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DVDs

DVDs Available on request:

Documentaries

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Amnesty International

Still Human Still Here (12 minutes)

Still Human Still Here is a concise and informative documentary that explores the destitution of failed asylum seekers. It explores how the lack of legal resources can put asylum seekers at a disadvantage and how the inadequacies of the asylum process can force failed asylum seekers into destitution. Also see the Still Human Still Here Campaign

Brighter Futures

Welcome to My World (12 minutes)

Brighter Futures was established to help young asylum seekers get into work or progress to higher education. In this documentary young asylum seekers discuss their hopes and dreams and their concerns over the legal complications they face once they turn 18. The documentary provides valuable insight into the experiences of young asylum seekers, the stigma they face and the impact that being unable to work as had on them.

BBC Wales

Week In/Week Out: Stuck in the System (30 minutes)

BBC documentary focuses on asylum process in the UK with profiles on asylum seekers and their experiences of the asylum process in Wales some of whom who have been forced into destitution. The documentary also investigates the flaws in the asylum process and the impact this has asylum applicants. It explores their compelling and touching stories, from the reasons behind leaving their country of origin to their experiences in the UK.

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Welcome? Asylum Compilation 2006 (20 minutes)

Tells the stories of three homeless refugees, as they try to survive destitution in Glasgow. Includes the documentaries ‘Welcome’, ‘Voice-Seekers’ and ‘Visit Dungavel’.

Welcome?Asylum Compilation

Refugee Action

‘Forced to Flee’ Compilation (Varying lengths from 4 minutes to 13 minutes)

Six short films featuring powerful interviews with refugees and people seeking asylum. Includes ‘The Desitution Trap’, ‘Living in Limbo’ and ‘Rebuilding Lives’. An excellent tool for awareness raising.



Films

In This World (89 minutes)

Directed by Michael Winterbottom (2002)

‘A stark, intelligent, and utterly essential contribution to the asylum debate.’
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in this world

Dirty Pretty Things (93 minutes)

Directed by Stephen Frears (2002)


Dirty Pretty Things is a timely release, in tune with recent news stories about the flood of immigrants to this country. While some sections of the national media seem intent on kindling public opposition, Frears’ film offers a sympathetic portrait of life on the other side of the cultural divide.
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Grow your Own (96 minutes)

Directed by Richard Laxton (2007)

‘Grow Your Own’s small-scale charms celebrate both British film … and modern Britain itself. A gentle, astute, life affirming British comedy. Dig in.’_
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Grow your Own

Last Resort (91 minutes)

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowsk i(2001)

Film about a young Russian woman’s experience of the asylum process after she leaves Moscow to meet her fiancé who fails to show up.
‘Last Resort carries a lot of weight with the personalized story of a few little people caught in the system.’
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