Cyrenians partners with Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Cyrenians has partnered with Edinburgh Short Film Festival and award-winning actor, writer and producer Jamie Robson to explore the power of film in affecting social change.

Cyrenians partners with Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Jamie Robson

This year, the charity is working alongside Jamie Robson to highlight the social issues faced by those most excluded from society.

Ewan Aitken, Cyrenians chief executive, said: “Jamie has generously supported our organisation and all that we do to challenge social perceptions around homelessness. He, like us, is passionate about raising awareness of the issues faced by some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

“Being part of a festival such as Edinburgh Short Film Festival, which doesn’t shy away from challenging subjects, allows us to face the uncomfortable reality of our society whilst sharing our experiences, and promoting our people-centred approach to tackling homelessness here in Edinburgh.

“We will be hosting a screening followed by a panel discussion alongside Jamie and director of ‘Deleted’ Stephan Pierre Mitchell at Summerhall on 26th October.”

Mr Robson added: “I’ve been an advocate of the Cyrenians for a long time and I’m passionate about bringing awareness to the realities of homelessness and related issues. Film is an ideal platform for giving voice to those excluded or isolated from society, whilst allowing audiences to feel more than just sympathy for the subjects of the film. I am delighted to support Cyrenians at Edinburgh Short Film Festival.”

To find out more about the festival and book tickets visit the website.

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