Get Ready for Fly The Flag 2022 film

3rd October, 2022
Fly The Flag launched in 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), with artist and activist Ai Weiwei commissioned to design a flag as a symbol for Human Rights. The flag was, and still is, central to the campaign and continues to be flown in recognition of our Human Rights, as an act of both celebration and defence.  

Since launching, hundreds of arts organisations, schools and charities have displayed the flag across the UK and children and young people have explored the UDHR in detail, each year focusing on a particular article through activities, projects and creative opportunities at school and in the community.  

In 2022, the work is led by Graeae CEO and Fuel theatre board member Jenny Sealey OBE alongside associate artists Saffy Setohy, Rahim El Habachi and Fionnnuala Kennedy, and partners at the National Theatre in London, National Theatre Scotland, National Theatre Wales and The MAC Belfast. 

“I despair the world we live in and feel so sad that the litany of battles our young people have to / want to protest against is so long. But having had the privilege of spending time with our glorious gang of protesters I feel reassured that our work is in good hands. People in power need to listen and take note of what they have to say.”Jenny Sealey OBE, Artistic Director at Graeae and Fuel Theatre board member 

This year’s project will see these young people express their right to protest in a time when that very freedom is under threat. Taking the time to explore Human Rights, Children’s Rights and the right to protest, they have created work that highlights how they can create change and their dreams for the future through movement, spoken word and film. You can read about what they got up to here. 

A film incorporating performances from each organisation is being produced by award-winning filmmaker Bim Ajadi and co-produced by Fuel.  

This film will be broadcast on Human Rights Day – 10 December 2022 – on Fuel Digital, you can watch via this link