a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country
‘I am an immigrant’
There, I’ve said it.
In fact I’m the son of immigrants, but in reality you cannot have the latter without the former, so I am an immigrant.
I have contributed much to British Society. Yet I am confronted with an ugly narrative, virtually on a daily basis; a narrative put forward by large swathes of the British establishment that the immigrant is a burden to our society and indeed even a threat to our way of life.
My contribution and the contributions of other immigrants are dismissed.
Is ‘immigrant’ a dirty word? It is no coincidence that the British living abroad call themselves ‘Ex-Pats’ rather than immigrants. Need I say more?
The aim of this project is to agitate that narrative. Force the viewer to question their perceptions of the immigrant and recognise our contributions to British society.
Action: To wear a T-Shirt with I’MMIGRANT printed on its front and a description of your contribution to British society on the back.
Interested? Find out more here...
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