"I escaped with my children, sister, brother, husband, wife... with my soul, with my smile, with my life."

Tunggul Kumoro   14 September 2016 18:01

On September 12, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a video to promote its #WithRefugees campaign. The video features UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett alongside fellow actors Keira Knightley, Peter Capaldi, Jesse Eisenberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor and more, performing a powerful rhythmic word poem, "What They Took With Them" by Jenifer Toksvig.

Exclusively released on Facebook, the video gives prominence to million of refugees over the world who were forced to leave their homes behind because of an unending war.

The poem itself is inspired by first-person testimony from refugees saying what they brought with them when they flled.

 

 

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