We Share the Same Sky (2009)

We Share the Same Sky looks at migration and the world of work in the context of the global recession. Using video interviews, digital media and new music and song, it entwines the stories of three visitors to Britain:

  • Ali from Afghanistan, who fled the Taliban and came to England in search of safety;
  • Natalya from Poland, where unemployment had been spiralling, who came to England in search of work; and
  • Edenis from Venezuela, who compares life in Britain with the popular revolutionary changes taking place in his home country.

 

The show weaves these stories into a rich tableau and asks what control we have over our working lives in the crisis-ridden 21st-century global economy, and whether the economic downturn that dominates our lives heralds a new period of struggle, resistance and change.