Voices of Courage

Director: Gershon Berkowitz
Producer: David Alamouti
Producer: Golriz Kolahi
Producer: Trish Morris  

Status:  Completed
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Commissioned by the BBC and broadcast on December 5th, 2011 on BBC InsideOut. A co-production with FatCat Films.

A group of women asylum seekers from different parts of Africa found themselves isolated in the UK, missing their families and struggling to carve out a life.

With the help of a local community worker, these women formed the Voices for Courage choir, which sings traditional African and Western songs.

The choir has attracted a lot of attention, touring different parts of country and helping to inccrease cross-cultural communication and understanding. For these women, the choir has given them a lifeline to express themselves and connect with the music of their homelands.