What’s it like to arrive in a new country as a refugee? What difficulties would you face and how would you overcome them?

This Refugee Week, we’re encouraging people to look beyond the negative stereotypes and celebrate the positive contribution refugees have made to our history and heritage.

Using stop-motion techniques, Red Balloon traces the journey of a new arrival to the UK. It explores the hardships many refugees face and highlights the difference that a little kindness can make.

If you want to see what goes into producing a film like this, take a peek at this ‘making of’ video below:

Discover more about our work with refugees