Branded charity film spotlighting Bees & Refugees. Sharing refugee stories through food & film.
Supporting Charity with Film
Bees & Refugees is a London-based environmental justice organisation dedicated to empowering refugee communities through beekeeping. When Gramafilm's creative, Natalie Galvau, discovered their inspiring story, we quickly reached out to support their cause.
This campaign was part of Gramafilm's Magazine initiative - helping trailblazing freelancers, charities & creatives share their stories.
Farm Tour w/Ali Alzein
Charity Film: Empowering Refugee Narratives
In 2011, founder Ali Alzein left Syria in search of safety. Fleeing conflict and oppression under al-Assad he relocated to the UK, aspiring to build a secure life.
Having learned basic beekeeping from his grandfather as a child, he acquired his first back-garden beehive and quickly noticed the benefits on his mental wellbeing. Eager to pass his knowledge on to people who had been through similar experiences he founded Bees and Refugees.
We visited his beekeeping farm, spotlighting the remarkable human story behind this organisation.
The name Bees and Refugees came from the fact that bees and refugees were facing a hostile environment and were dying out. They were two vulnerable groups that were going to work together and support each other.
Ali Alzein – Founder, Bees & Refugees
Refugees members supported
New black bee colonies
There's always going to be a memory behind a recipe.
Ana Tapia – Producer