by Olumide Popoola & Annie Holmes

A Peirene Commission

noun: An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct . A gap in a wall, barrier, or defence…
breach – verb: Make a gap in and break through (a wall, barrier, or defence). (Of a whale) rise and break through the surface of the water.

Displacement is as old as our need for home.

In the port of Calais, an illusion is being disrupted: that of a neatly ordered world, with those deserving safety and comfort separated from those who need to be kept out.

breach tells the story of the refugee crisis through six voices based on interviews with refugees in Calais. These stories uncover realities of fleeing one’s country by any means necessary. They demand to be seen, to be heard, to be let in.

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Publication date: August 2016