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CLIP 13767

Seeking Refuge – Ali’s journey from Afghanistan

Seeking Refuge – Ali’s journey from Afghanistan
Key Info
  • Seeking Refuge – Ali’s journey from Afghanistan
  • Duration: 03:30
  • An animated documentary that tells the story of ten year old Ali from Afghanistan. During the war in Afghanistan, Ali fled the country with his grandmother, leaving behind his parents who were unable to leave. He speaks of his pain of being separated from them, as well as living for years without knowing whether they were still alive. Despite now being in contact with them, they are still unable to be united, and Ali describes his hopes of one day seeing them again. First broadcast on the Learning Zone on BBC2 in June 2012 as part of the programme Seeking Refuge.
  • Subject:



    Moral Social and Cultural Issues

  • Keywords: refugee, war, sanctuary, conflict, asylum seeker, immigration, Afghanistan, separation, SeekingRefuge
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be a dynamic resource for all areas of the curriculum lending themselves in particular to PSHE and Citizenship, but also English, Geography, History and Art. A good illustration of why some people have to flee their country, and therefore help raise questions about issues such as war and their consequences. In PSHE, it could accompany a discussion on emotional health, looking at the effects of the loss or separation of a loved one, friends and family or a home. In an English lesson it could generate discussion for the different genres of writing, providing an example of narrative and describing personal experiences.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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