Stars and fans support Dynamo film that demands education for Syrian children
Celebrities, Children in conflicts, Double-shift schools, Education in emergencies, Refugees and internally displaced people, Right to education, Theirworld
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)
Dawn French (TV star, author)
Holly Willoughby (TV presenter)
Simon Pegg (actor, writer, comedian)
Stephen Fry (actor, writer, TV presenter, comedian)
In 72 hours we can change the world for over half a million Syrian children. Share this film to remind world leaders of their broken promise, one we’re determined they will not forget. Join @theirworld’s #YouPromised movement to make education a reality. https://t.co/FMA8iShr2Q pic.twitter.com/94SREuMoXn
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) April 18, 2018
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)
This video is going to pop up repeatedly in your twitter stream over the next 72hrs and for a bloody good reason. Pls watch it (and if not the whole thing, the last 60 secs). It's about making sure Syrian refugee Children get the education they need. Then RT and Rt and RT again. https://t.co/InI3rVmI7E
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) April 18, 2018