Three generations of refugees discuss how and why they sought asylum in Britain. We hear their emotional stories of escape and sanctuary from conflicts across the decades.

This clip is from:
Secondary Citizenship
First broadcast:
16 June 2009

This clip could be used as a stimulus for discussion and further investigation on the extent to which safe countries have a duty to support refugees escaping danger.
The class could look into statistics on asylum seekers in Scotland and the UK. How many people apply for asylum, how many are granted it, and what is the process like. Discuss what restrictions, roles and responsibilities asylum seekers live with and the social inequalities that result.