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Seeking Refuge – Hamid’s journey from Eritrea

Seeking Refuge – Hamid’s journey from Eritrea
Key Info
  • Seeking Refuge – Hamid’s journey from Eritrea
  • Duration: 04:08
  • An animated documentary exploring why ten year old Hamid from Eritrea had to flee his country and how he has found adjusting to life in the UK. Having to leave behind his father who was later killed, Hamid describes the struggles of coming to terms with his father's death, as well as settling into a new country. 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, Eritrea, Ethiopia, 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, RE, History and Art. A good illustration of why some people have to flee their country, and therefore help raise questions about persecution and war. Also to start a discussion on what it's like for children adapting to life in the UK. 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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