On the Road to Relief

This 10-minute documentary highlights the kaleidoscope of responses of humanitarian justice from across Europe to the Calais Jungle migrant camp. There camp is ever increasing in size and as of August 2016 there are over 9,000 residents seeking refuge and asylum. Each of these people are supported by a never ending chain of charities, humanitarians and grassroots movements who do all they can to help.

On the Road to Relief follows aid workers, activists and charities in the Jungle as they follow their daily tasks. Groups include Help Refugees, L’Auberge des Migrants who together provide safety and infrastructure for the camp. The Women and Children’s Wellbeing Centre who cater to those most vulnerable. The film will also feature an interview with a UNCHR Refugee Coordinator who provides further insight into the humanitarian disaster that is the migrant crisis.
The film is currently in post-production and is expected to be completed in January 2017.

More information and updates can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/OnTheRoadToRelief/

Download a copy of our original development pitch for funding:


The budget for this production was raised when I was successful in pitching to Falmouth University to receive the Emily Hobhouse Travel Bursary. This is in the honour of the social activist whose humanitarian work made positive change in the treatment of prisoners by the British Empire. The crew hopes that this documentary, which was made possible by a scholarship in her honour, will be able to highlight important humanitarian issues today.



Producer: Sophie-Anna Taylor

Director and Editor: Jake Martin Graves

Assistant Producer: Andrew C Neil

DOP: Daniel Griffin

Casting and Coordinator: Tamzin Wood

Transcribers: Leon Nichols, Dan Griffin, Mia Garfield, Johannes Black, Frankie Hirtenstein; Shana King; Becka Lesieutre

Sound Design and Post-Production: James Chatwin

Graphic Design: Fiona Routledge


Special Thanks: Melissa Colak, Nina Coulson, Tamzin Wood, UK Action For Refugees, Refugee Aid, Help Refugees, L’Auberge, Calais Wood Yard, Frankie Hirtenstein, David Johnson, Naeem Akhtar, Ecole Des Dunes School Calais, Jane Elizabeth Herrington, Alison Raimes, Ed Mayne, Sue and John Mayne, Fiona Routledge, My Shelter My Dignity, David Morris, S2S Media,


Dedicated to the ever increasing amount of Refugee’s in Europe

In Memory of Emily Hobhouse