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Afghan refugee's animated film tells story of his escape

Seventeen-year old Kamran Safi fled Afghanistan in 2007 after his father was killed. His mother paid an agent to smuggle him to safety, and after a year living in fear, travelling through Turkey, Greece, Italy and France, in the back of freezing lorries and strangers' cars, Kamran arrived in Britain.

He was taught English and sent to an animation workshop where he met British artist Dan Richards, who encouraged him to draw his own, personal story.

With Dan's help, Kamran voiced the story and, together with his drawings, created an animated film that would travel the world. It has been screened in America, Canada and the UK as part of Adobe Youth Voices and Human Rights Watch's 'Youth Producing Change' film festival.

Watch a clip of the animation.

  • 29 Mar 2011
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