Howling Eagle is an independent film and activism project created by artist Angus McDonald in 2017.
A twelve episode series of short films, "Philoxenia" will begin screening on YouTube on July 19. Philoxenia explores the global refugee and asylum seeker crisis, shares human stories of people affected, and considers the widely condemned offshore processing policy of the Australian Federal Government. To create the series, McDonald travelled with two collaborators, visiting Lebanon, Jordan and across Greece, hearing the stories of those who have been displaced in areas that have confronted the refugee issue on a massive scale. A new episode will be released monthly. Subscribe on the link below and watch the entire series.
“We made the series to put a human face on this crisis and refute the fearful rhetoric that often surrounds the notion of refugees. Individuals and families fleeing persecution and conflict are people exactly like us. If we allow politicians to succeed in making us fearful and allowing cruel and inhumane policies to be justified, it doesn’t protect us, it only makes us weaker. Adopting compassionate positive approaches that respect and empower vulnerable people and acknowledge their humanity is deeply beneficial not only for those we are standing with, but equally for us too. We hope people will watch the films and gain some new perspectives about the situation confronting those forced from home“