April 20, 2018

Stars and fans support Dynamo film that demands education for Syrian children

Caring and sharing - Twitter pictures of, clockwise from top left, Gary Lineker, Holly Willoughby, Jonathan Ross, Dawn French, Simon Pegg, Cara Delevingne

The magician's inspiring video tells about his journey to talk to children in Lebanon who are out of school after broken promises by world leaders.

A powerful film by magician Dynamo about the plight of Syrian refugees left out of school is proving to be a massive hit.

The video 72 Hours - which charts his journey with Theirworld to Lebanon to talk to children let down by broken promises from world leaders - has been watched almost a million times so far on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other platforms.

Celebrities have also been sharing the film and urging their fans to watch it, sign the #YouPromised petition and campaign for the rights of children forced out of their homes and schools by conflict.

“This is powerful and important,” said comic, TV star and author Dawn French. “Brilliant,” tweeted the former England footballer and TV expert Gary Lineker.

British TV illusionist and Theirworld Ambassador Dynamo travelled to Lebanon to discover the impact of broken promises - two years after leaders pledged to get every refugee child into education by the summer of 2017. He will head to Brussels with Theirworld next week to show the film and talk to world leaders at a Syria conference.

Here's what a selection of British celebrities have been saying about Dynamo, the film 72 Hours and the campaign to get every Syrian refugee child into school.

Cara Delevingne (actor, model)

Go to the link in my bio for the full video @dynamomagician #youpromised

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Dawn French (TV star, author)

Holly Willoughby (TV presenter)

Simon Pegg (actor, writer, comedian)

Stephen Fry (actor, writer, TV presenter, comedian)

June Sarpong (TV presenter)

Gary Lineker (former footballer, BBC presenter)

Matt Lucas (comedian, screenwriter, actor)

Emma Freud (columnist, scriptwriter, Red Nose Day director)

Jonathan Ross (TV and radio presenter)

Minnie Driver (actor, singer-songwriter)

Jay Rayner (writer, broadcaster, food critic)

Joe Sugg (YouTuber, film-maker, author)

Kasabian (rock band)

Will Poulter (actor)

Eddie Izzard (comedian, actor, writer)

Sharon Osbourne (TV presenter, talent judge, music manager)

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