University of Leicester, Thursday 27 February 2014, 7pm
Hamedullah: The Road Home is being shown by Leicester Migration Network in the University of Leicester’s Ken Edwards building, room KE 526, on 27 February 2014. The film will be accompanied by a presentation from Dr Liza Schuster in a live video link. Liza is currently researching the subject of young people and deportation.
Every year, many lone children come to the UK from war-zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan. They’ve left behind desperate situations and arrive with few documents or evidence but full of hope and expectations.
This is the story of Hamedullah Hassany. As a young teenager he fled to the UK from Afghanistan but when he turned 18 he was detained and then deported back to Afghanistan. Directed by Sue Clayton and told with haunting video diary images, this film shows what happened next and his struggle to survive.
The event begins at 7pm. It is free and open to the public. There is no need to book, however, places are limited so please arrive early if you wish to attend. The University of Leicester campus map is available here. The film running time is 23 minutes.
Hamedullah: The Road Home was named Best Short Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival in 2012.
“A bold, original documentary comparable to Winterbottom’s In This World.”
“Shines a spotlight on key issues.”
Dazed and Confused
“A very important film.”