An 'anti-passport' for a world without borders.
One poem, 2 illustrators, 10+ translators, 50+ performers, 8 stage adaptations, and grassroots associations in 14 countries, supporting refugee rights and universal freedom of movement.
Solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers
In solidarity with fellow citizens and villagers of the world who, with or without a passport, do not enjoy the fundamental right to leave their country or to return home (Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), nor the fundamental right to request asylum from persecution (Article 14), the Passport performance also represents a call for action and participation. At each presentation of the Passport, members of the audience are invited to bring along their 'real' passports, or any other form of ID, in order to symbolically ‘renounce’ their nationalities during the recital. All documents are hung from a washing line or "voyagers' tightrope" on stage... and returned by hand at the end of the performance.
Collaboration with associations and collectives
Passaport Project collaborates with local grassroots associations and collectives that provide assistance to refugees and asylum seekers, through the organisation of readings and debates, and donations from the sale of the Passport booklet.
Donations have so far been received by the following associations:
Konnect Kulturi – Integra Foundation (formerly Migrants’ Solidarity Movement) (Malta)
Associazione Intercultura e Mobilità (Italia)
Campagne contre le centre fermé au Findel (Luxembourg)
Asian Students Association (Hong Kong)
Students for a Free Tibet (Bangalore, India)
Comité d’Aide Aux Réfugiés (Paris)
Liridona-Réseau Éducation Sans Frontières 48 (Lozère, France)
Collectif amiénois des sans-papiers (Amiens, France)
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (Berkeley, USA).