Shanshan Chen is a London-based filmmaker and multimedia journalist who covers the world's most under-reported stories including women's rights, LGBT rights, war and conflict, climate change and migration. She has travelled to more than 30 countries and regions for her films and photography.
Inua's Dolphin: Can poetry make us better understand the experiences of refugees (2015)
Filmed & edited for Thomson Reuters Foundation
Nigerian-born Inua Ellams, a London-based writer, created the story "Dolphins" as part of "The Refugee Tales", works about the journeys of refugees and migrants seeking safety in Britain. Ellams worked with children who have made treacherous journeys across desert and sea, and wrote the stories based on their experiences. In this video, Ellams reads extracts from "Dolphins" and speaks about his collaboration with the children and his own background as a migrant.
Filmmaker: Shanshan Chen