A short film presenting ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge Network, is now available on YouTube. Directed by French filmmaker Marion Stalens and produced by Bellota Films, the seven-minutes clip explains how ICORN came about, portraits some of ICORN's Guest Writers, and sees ICORN staff explain some of the major challenges ahead.
ICORN is a dynamic, flexible and participatory organisation, connecting its member cities and their Guest Writers in a global network of solidarity, creativity and mutual interaction.
– We are very happy for the opportunity this film offers to explain to a larger public how important it is to fight for freedom of expression, and to mobilise more cities to shelter persecuted writers, says ICORN director Helge Lunde.
Stalens made the film in connection with the production of her new documentary Silence or Exile, which is produced by Bellota Films with support by Fritt Ord and Shaharazad - stories for life among others.