WASHED UP BABIES_A modern day Psychopomp, escorting Alan Kurdi, and all the refugee children that have tragically drowned, onto the afterlife. Her energy gives the living some hope that love may change the world. 
Screening at...• 21st ZOOM Film Festival - ZBLIZENIA - POLAND 21st-25th Feb 2018
• Chapter I Exhibition, Art.Number23 - London UK, 9th-14th February 2018
• 30th Minimalen Short Film Festival -
Trodenhiem, NORWAY, Jan 2018
• Blowing A Gail - Warrington, UK, Dec 2017
• Underneath the Floorboards
- London, 29th Nov 2017
• Gstaadfilm Festival
- URGUAY, Nov, 2017
• First Bowie, Now this!
- Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Nov, 2017
• Alternative Film Festival -
Toronto, CA, 25th Sept, 2017
• Tea Break Film Festival
- Hull, UK, Sept, 2017

In 2015 Abdulla Kurdi lost his wife, Rehanna, 35 and their two sons, Ghalib, 5, and Alan, 3, while crossing the Mediterranean Sea in search of a new home. Alan Kurdi made the news when he was found face down dead on a beach after the inflatable boat he and his family were on, was overturned by large waves.

The Kurdi family were fleeing the war in Syria. They were willing to risk their lives in an attempt to find a new place to call home. Their choices were either to stay in Syria and die or risk it all on the open sea for a chance of a better life. This film uses an interview with the father describing his horrifying experiences which is juxtaposed with footage of a 3yo british golden toddler dancing on a british beach. The film is a permanent reminder that children belong to all of us and no matter the advantages or nationalality, we have a collective responsibility to protect them.

© DYSPLA 2018