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Migrant Ground

Migrant Ground

By Aral Sea Sounds
Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds and let the audience envision a world where the narrative in the UK has changed.

Hosted by Emma Paley, produced by Thea Sun, Usman Khalid and Pauline Blanchet
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Episode 3 - Mental Health

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Episode 5 - Detention
Immigration detention is not a new phenomenon. However, many people are blissfully unaware of these centres, where thousands of migrants are involuntarily held. In this episode, we discuss what immigration detention is, the purpose of these centres and whether there is a need for such a setup. We also discuss what kinds of support can be provided to the detainees whilst they are kept in detention. Guests: John Speyer - Director, Music in Detention; Toby Bull - Journalist & Documentary Filmmaker -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds and let the audience envision a world where the narrative in the UK has changed. About HAVEN Coffee: Set up in February 2019, HAVEN Coffee is a social enterprise serving fair trade, ethically sourced organic coffees with a social mission of promoting refugee arts. As a refugee himself, director Usman Khalid has a keen interest in highlighting some of the issues and false narratives surrounding refugee-hood. About our Host: Emma Paley Our host for the podcast is Emma Paley, a recent graduate from Sheffield University. Whilst studying she was involved in various community-led projects, helping and supporting migrants and refugees who have arrived in the UK. About our Producers: Pauline Blanchet & Thea Sun from Aral Sea Productions Thea Sun is a recent graduate from the University of Bristol. Her multicultural background spurs a desire to explore stories from different cultures, ideologies, and ethnicities. After graduating from SOAS, Pauline Blanchet founded Aral Sea Productions, an inclusive and sustainable production company aiming to tell human-centred stories. www.aralseaproductions.com www.havencoffee.co.uk
36:36
August 16, 2020
Episode 4 - Social Inclusion
One of the challenges refugees face is feeling socially isolated and excluded from society. In this episode, we discuss how a refugee from Cameroon's experience in the UK and how as a society we can help tackle this issue. Guests: Alexandra Simmons - Timepeace; Suzane Laure - Asylum seeker from Cameroon -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds and let the audience envision a world where the narrative in the UK has changed. About HAVEN Coffee: Set up in February 2019, HAVEN Coffee is a social enterprise serving fair trade, ethically sourced organic coffees with a social mission of promoting refugee arts. As a refugee himself, director Usman Khalid has a keen interest in highlighting some of the issues and false narratives surrounding refugee-hood. About our Host: Emma Paley Our host for the podcast is Emma Paley, a recent graduate from Sheffield University. Whilst studying she was involved in various community-led projects, helping and supporting migrants and refugees who have arrived in the UK. About our Producers: Pauline Blanchet & Thea Sun from Aral Sea Productions Thea Sun is a recent graduate from the University of Bristol. Her multicultural background spurs a desire to explore stories from different cultures, ideologies, and ethnicities. After graduating from SOAS, Pauline Blanchet founded Aral Sea Productions, an inclusive and sustainable production company aiming to tell human-centred stories. www.aralseaproductions.com www.havencoffee.co.uk
25:32
August 03, 2020
Episode 3 - Mental Health
Refugees already face many challenges in the process of leaving their country. The journey and entry into the UK, alongside applying for refugee status, affects an individual's physical and mental health. In this episode, we discuss the importance of helping refugees rebuild their confidence and overcome their past traumas. Guests: Lis Murphy - Creative Director, Music Action International; Ian Solomon-Kawall - Managing Director, May Project Gardens -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds and let the audience envision a world where the narrative in the UK has changed. About HAVEN Coffee: Set up in February 2019, HAVEN Coffee is a social enterprise serving fair trade, ethically sourced organic coffees with a social mission of promoting refugee arts. As a refugee himself, director Usman Khalid has a keen interest in highlighting some of the issues and false narratives surrounding refugee-hood. About our Host: Emma Paley Our host for the podcast is Emma Paley, a recent graduate from Sheffield University. Whilst studying she was involved in various community-led projects, helping and supporting migrants and refugees who have arrived in the UK. About our Producers: Pauline Blanchet & Thea Sun from Aral Sea Productions Thea Sun is a recent graduate from the University of Bristol. Her multicultural background spurs a desire to explore stories from different cultures, ideologies, and ethnicities. After graduating from SOAS, Pauline Blanchet founded Aral Sea Productions, an inclusive and sustainable production company aiming to tell human-centred stories. www.aralseaproductions.com www.havencoffee.co.uk
29:42
July 20, 2020
Episode 2 - Entrepreneurship and Employment
In this episode, we delve into the opportunities available in the UK for refugees in terms of employment and business. We discuss the challenges refugees face whilst working in the UK and the contribution refugees make to society.  We challenge the false narrative, often associated with refugees, that they “take Britain’s jobs”. Guests: Sheila Heard - Transition London; Fred Kastner - Director, TERN; Amr Sabbah - Founder,  Sangha. Transition London: www.transitions-london.co.uk, TERN: https://www.wearetern.org/, Sangha: @our.sangha (Instagram) -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds and let the audience envision a world where the narrative in the UK has changed. About HAVEN Coffee: Set up in February 2019, HAVEN Coffee is a social enterprise serving fair trade, ethically sourced organic coffees with a social mission of promoting refugee arts. As a refugee himself, director Usman Khalid has a keen interest in highlighting some of the issues and false narratives surrounding refugee-hood. About our Host: Emma Paley Our host for the podcast is Emma Paley, a recent graduate from Sheffield University. Whilst studying she was involved in various community-led projects, helping and supporting migrants and refugees who have arrived in the UK. About our Producers: Pauline Blanchet & Thea Sun from Aral Sea Productions Thea Sun is a recent graduate from the University of Bristol. Her multicultural background spurs a desire to explore stories from different cultures, ideologies, and ethnicities. After graduating from SOAS, Pauline Blanchet founded Aral Sea Productions, an inclusive and sustainable production company aiming to tell human-centred stories. www.aralseaproductions.com www.havencoffee.co.uk
28:57
July 06, 2020
Episode 1 - Contributions of Migrant and Refugee Arts in the UK
In our first episode, we talk about the importance migrants have in building and shaping UK culture, touching on the different narratives surrounding migrant art and artists as well as the challenges they face in the UK. Guests: Tom Green - Senior Producer, Counterpoint Arts; Emily Churchill Zaraa - Refugee Week UK Coordinator; Nour-Ani Sisserian - Armenian actor, performer and comedian  --  About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds and let the audience envision a world where the narrative in the UK has changed. About HAVEN Coffee: Set up in February 2019, HAVEN Coffee is a social enterprise serving fair trade, ethically sourced organic coffees with a social mission of promoting refugee arts. As a refugee himself, director Usman Khalid has a keen interest in highlighting some of the issues and false narratives surrounding refugee-hood. About our Host: Emma Paley Our host for the podcast is Emma Paley, a recent graduate from Sheffield University. Whilst studying she was involved in various community-led projects, helping and supporting migrants and refugees who have arrived in the UK. About our Producers: Pauline Blanchet & Thea Sun from Aral Sea Productions Thea Sun is a recent graduate from the University of Bristol. Her multicultural background spurs a desire to explore stories from different cultures, ideologies, and ethnicities. After graduating from SOAS, Pauline Blanchet founded Aral Sea Productions, an inclusive and sustainable production company aiming to tell human-centred stories. www.aralseaproductions.com www.havencoffee.co.uk
26:48
June 22, 2020
Welcome to Migrant Ground
About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds and let the audience envision a world where the narrative in the UK has changed. About HAVEN Coffee: Set up in February 2019, HAVEN Coffee is a social enterprise serving fair trade, ethically sourced organic coffees with a social mission of promoting refugee arts. As a refugee himself, director Usman Khalid has a keen interest in highlighting some of the issues and false narratives surrounding refugee-hood. About our Host: Emma Paley Our host for the podcast is Emma Paley, a recent graduate from Sheffield University. Whilst studying she was involved in various community-led projects, helping and supporting migrants and refugees who have arrived in the UK. About our Producers: Pauline Blanchet & Thea Sun from Aral Sea Productions Thea Sun is a recent graduate from the University of Bristol. Her multicultural background spurs a desire to explore stories from different cultures, ideologies, and ethnicities. After graduating from SOAS, Pauline Blanchet founded Aral Sea Productions, an inclusive and sustainable production company aiming to tell human-centred stories. www.aralseaproductions.com www.havencoffee.co.uk
01:47
May 31, 2020