#WithRefugees

Cate Blanchett, in her role as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, has headed up a top cast in an exclusive Facebook film to promote UN Refugee Agency’s #WithRefugees campaign.

I heartily recommend that you take five minutes out of your day to watch this video and remember how lucky you are. It is based on a rhythmic poem entitled What They Took With Them by Jenifer Toksvig, that was inspired by first person testimony from refugees of items they took with them when they were forced to flee.

As well as Cate Blanchett it features Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Peter Capaldi, Stanley Tucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Douglas Booth, Jesse Eisenberg and Neil Gaiman.

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Cate Blanchett with actors (L-R) Stanley Tucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington and Douglas Booth rehearsing. Photo by Rich Hardcastle