About Us

Unheard Voices has two purposes:

The first is to give a voice to asylum seekers and refugees across the United Kingdom by telling their stories through film, audio and images.

The second is to explore and consider the facts, issues and statistics surrounding asylum seekers and refugees. Who are asylum seekers? What are their rights? How does the immigration system work? Unheard Voices aims to take an honest look at the legal and political situation and try to offer a balanced, informative resource on the issues of asylum for those who genuinely want to know the truth.


Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity.

― Kofi Annan, 7th Secretary- General of the United Nations  1997-2007

Meet the Editor:

Unheard Voices is run by Producer, Director & Documentary Filmmaker Marishka Alexandra Bream, nee Van Steenbergen. Marishka has a passion for giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves and for standing up for human rights.

Marishka runs the independent film & video production company Humbledinger Limited with her husband, filmmaker Joe Bream.

Marishka has also written for and made films for Sheffield Unchained and the Guardian and Guardian Northerner.

Do you know of a story Unheard Voices should be covering?

If you’d like to know more about Unheard Voices or if you have any ideas for stories or bigger projects then please contact Marishka at: info@unheardvoices.org.uk

© 2015 Unheard Voices

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