Fundraising launched for film on impact on Jordan of influx of Syrian refugees

The fundraising campaign for The Second Crisis, a compelling film about the devastating impact that the influx of Syrian refugees is having on the poorest and most vulnerable Jordanians, has now been launched.

The film tells the untold personal stories of impoverished local people who are being forced out of their homes by unscrupulous landlords seeking to benefit from the arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians in Jordan’s northern towns by increasing rents by as much as 300 per cent.

At the samne time, there are increasing strains on the price and availability of basic necessities such as food, power and water, and the country itself is suffering damaging long term effects from the crisis. Tensions between the local community and the new Syrian arrivals are rising.

Filming is complete, and the funds will enable post-production work to complete the film.

The film has been entirely self-financed to date, but now there is an opportunity for you to contribute to bringing this story to the screen. There are some great rewards on offer on the Kickstarter page in return for your contribution.

To find out more about how you can help with the film’s completion, visit the Kickstarter page here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1142339130/the-second-crisis-the-impact-of-syrian-refugees-in

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Richard Nield is a freelance journalist, photographer and filmmaker covering the Middle East and Africa. In 10 years covering the region, he has been published and broadcast by clients including the BBC, Reuters, Al Jazeera, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Independent and Foreign Policy magazine. He has reported from throughout the region, including Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, South Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.