‘The Hungry Road’: interviews with people in the unofficial refugee camp at Calais before it was destroyed in late 2016 – who they are, why they’re there and what life is like in their precarious situations. There are also interviews with people working in the camp or working on justice/migration rights.
Funded by the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund.
The title is a reference to the Irish Famine when over a million Irish people were forced by an aggressive colonial system to become refugees and economic migrants.
First broadcast on UCC98.3FM @5pm Wed. 29/6/16
Music: ‘Abbas Hallas’ recorded by Calais Field Music, Isolda Heavey.
Photo courtesy of RefugeesTV
- ‘The Hungry Road Leading To Calais’, NewsDeeply, July 2016: https://www.newsdeeply.com/refugees/community/2016/07/22/the-hungry-road-leading-to-calais
- ‘For Your Consideration: Voices From Calais’, Broadsheet, August 2016: http://www.broadsheet.ie/
- ‘We’d Settle For Animal Rights’, Broadsheet, October 2015: http://www.broadsheet.ie/2015/10/12/wed-settle-for-animal-rights/
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