The short video work (06:55) Twinkle Twinkle highlights the death of refugee children in sea crossing and the betrayal of UN's member countries to the promise given to refugees in the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Commissioned by Queens Hall Arts digital curator Dominic Smith the work was created for the 70th Anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention.

The film depicts a burning crib on a shore at dusk. The film's sound is composed of the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star lullaby tune which refers to the traveller at the dark night: "Then the traveller in the dark, Thank you for your tiny spark, He could not see which way to go, If you did not twinkle so." However, the lullaby lyrics in the film's soundtrack is replaced by the 1951 Refugee Convention legal document.

 

Concept and editing: Gil Mualem-Doron

Photography - Joe Hartman

Singing - Juliet Russell, Vocal Explosion.

Violin - Geoff Falk.