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From Hong Kong to London: Music for Sanctuary

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posted on 2022-10-05, 13:32 authored by Ahmad Al-rashidAhmad Al-rashid

This young family moved to London from Hong Kong. The family is seeking sanctuary after being forced to leave their homeland due to interference from the Chinese state. The family moved to London during the Covid-19 pandemic which has been very challenging. One of the ways that some families coped with this new reality was through music. Playing music at churches on Sundays and other public landmarks has been a common practice among those exiled in the UK. This piece was filmed at St Pancras train station in December 2021.


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.

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