Listen to homeland song

The Story

In an extraordinary fusion of art and social commentary, "Homeland: A Song for Refugees" has emerged as a powerful piece of cinematography. The documentary, which is a brainchild of South African filmmakers Firdoze Bulbulia and Faith Isiakpere, takes its inspiration from the touching song "Homeland" by Neill Solomon. This song is a tribute to Esma Uludag, a Turkish refugee whose life was cut tragically short in Greece.

This moving documentary emerged organically during the recording process of Solomon's song. It developed into a diverse narrative canvas, where musicians, artists, activists, and importantly, refugees themselves, were given a platform to voice their experiences and perspectives. The artists intended to challenge the entrenched negative perceptions associated with displaced people and highlight their resilience, strength, and invaluable contributions to host communities.

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