Freedom of Expression Award 2017

Freedom of Expression Award 2017

The Freedom of Expression Award honours an Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre production of excellent artistic merit that builds understanding and raises awareness about human rights in an inspirational way. Around 70 longlisted productions are reviewed by a team of volunteer reviewers and a panel of professional theatre critics.

The 2017 longlist for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award includes:

1000 Cranes

Action at a Distance

Adam

Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill

An Arrangement of Shoes

Assessment

The B*easts

Becoming Scheherazade

Behind Our Skin

The Believers Are But Brothers

Blurred Justice

Borders by Henry Naylor

Bump

Cathy

The Charlie Question

Deadly Dialogues

Dear Home Office 2: Still Pending

Derailed

Domestic

Edgar and Me

The Elephant, Your Majesty!

The End, the End, the End…

Eve

The Fall

Fine, Thanks

Flesh and Bone

Foreign Radical

From Today, Everything Changes

Gunshot Medley

Gypsy Queen

Home

Hopeless

I Am Faransis W

Instructions for Border Crossing

#JeSuis

Lal Batti Expres (Red-Light Express)

The Last Queen of Scotland

Last Resort

Looking for Mummy: Nazanin's Story

Love, Bombs and Apples 

A Machine they're Secretly Building

Mimi's Suitcase

Mission Abort

My Mind is Free

Nassim

Out

Out of the Bad

Ramy: In the Frontline

Requiem for Aleppo

The Runner

Rupture

Salt

Skin

The Sky is Safe

The Sleeper

Slut

Smoking with Grandma

Submission

Taha

Testosterone

Walls

Walls and Bridges

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors

What if I told you

Woke

Women at War

Woman on Fire

Your Ever Loving 

Your Love is Fire

You've Changed

Our team of reviewers and our judging panel of theatre critics will review all longlisted shows before announcing a shortlist later in the month. 

If you are aware of a production with a strong human rights message that you think should be included, let us know by email scotland@amnesty.org.uk 

Follow our festival twitter feed for updates and to share reviews of the longlisted shows @AmnestyFest 

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