Crowdfunding ’28 Tales for 28 days’

‘28 Tales for 28 Days’ is a new initiative to highlight the call for a time limit and to extend conversations about indefinite detention. Actors including Jeremy Irons, Christopher Eccleston, Shobu Kapoor, Maxine Peake, Zoe Wanamaker and Niamh Cusack and writers Kamila Shamsie, Patience Agbabi, Neel Mukherjee and others will be filmed reading the tales of those who have experienced detention and those who have worked with them. All writers and actors will donate their work. Studio space is also donated.

We need funding for filming, editing and distribution.

One by one – 28 Tales will appear online each day over 28 days taking our message to a new audience. Crucially, the 28th tale will be read in Westminster taking the tales to parliamentarians who have the power to bring about legislative change and end the injustice of immigration detention.

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‘28 TALES for 28 DAYS’


As Ali Smith wrote –

‘We will tell it like it is, and we will work towards the better imagined.’