Photographic charity PhotoVoice is launching a website and DVD giving young refugees a chance to voice their feelings about life in London.

Photographic charity PhotoVoice is launching a website and DVD giving young refugees a chance to voice their feelings about life in London.

The Moving Lives project comprises of 10 digital stories. The stories are short films composed of stills and narration, made by young unaccompanied refugees and young people from East London, who participated in a series of photography workshops.

In 2004, a total of 2900 unaccompanied children seeking asylum arrived in the UK and, according to PhotoVoice, many find the social isolation one of the most difficult things to cope with.

Organised by PhotoVoice and Project DOST, the aim of the project is to give confidence to young people as they adapt to life in the UK and attempt to integrate into society. It also gives them an opportunity to talk about their hopes and ambitions.

Among the 10 stories, ?The Kindness of Strangers? is about 15-year old Rizan from Pakistan, who is abandoned in a train station on his first day in England. In ?Poverty and Wealth? 15-year old Murtaza from Afghanistan uses digital photographs to explore his impression of inequality in London.

The DVD containing all 10 stories will be available to buy from 24th February alongside a website dedicated to Moving Lives.

Find out more about the charity at www.photovoice.org

Picture Credit: They said the sun never shines in England, but this photo shows that it does.

© Gholam/Moving Lives/PhotoVoice