Roadkill wins Amnesty Edinburgh Award

Tuesday, 31st August, 2010

Roadkill, Cora Bisset's play about sex trafficking in Scotland, has won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The judging panel praised the show for it's “unflinching" look at a harrowing topic, particularly the use of location to convey the message that this is a story happening right on our doorsteps.

John Watson, Amnesty’ Scottish programme director,  emphasised the role that art can have in spreading human rights messages: “If you want to somebody to accept the rights of another person, you have to get them to understand and know about that person and care about them. The contribution of theatre in building that empathy is extraordinary.”

 

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