The UNHCR reports “we are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18”.
As the saying goes, “to begin to really understand another human being, you first need to walk a mile in their shoes.” Empathy Action invites participants to do just that in this new live interactive experience.
“Desperate Journeys” explores the global refugee crisis by tracking the journey of a family forced from their home in a war torn country. It is a challenging piece based firmly on facts, first hand accounts and case studies to bring home to those taking part the human stories behind the headlines.
The experience is delivered within a maze-like set which we can assemble in a large hall or large marquee (at least 12×18 metres). It runs for 70 minutes as part of a 2 hour package delivered by the Empathy Action team, including briefing and a reflective feedback and discussion session. The experience is designed for up to 25 participants at a time, who will be guided through it by our cast members.
By running such simulations we aim to deepen understanding of the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War and give rise to a heartfelt desire to take action.
To speak to us about “Desperate Journeys” or to book please contact us.