Current Projects

Moving To Mars (2009)

Director: Mat Whitecross



Moving to Mars follows two refugee families from Burma over the course of a year that will change their lives completely. Forced from their homeland by the repressive military junta, they have lived in a Thai refugee camp for many years.


A resettlement scheme offers them the chance of a new life, but their new home, in the British city of Sheffield, will be different to everything they have ever known.


With intimate access, this feature-length documentary from Mat Whitecross (The Road to Guantanamo) depicts the families’ moving and sometimes humorous struggles with 21st century Britain. Their stories give us a unique insight into the experiences of displaced people throughout the UK, whilst showing the human consequences of Burma’s political unrest.

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About the Director

Mat Whitecross

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In 2006, Mat won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his co-direction of The Road to Guantanamo (with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom). Since then, he's co-directed The Shock Doctrine, a documentary based on the best selling book by Naomi Klein, and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, a biopic of musician Ian Dury. Moving to Mars is his solo directorial debut on a feature documentary.