Refugee boy stars in Oscar-nominated film
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Child actor's journey from slums to stardom

Zain was born in Syria and spent his childhood in the slums of Beirut.

The film's director, Nadine Labaki only wanted to work with real-life people and her film has now been nominated for an Oscar.

Zain has since been granted refugee status in Norway and has his own bed for the first time in his life.

  • 20 Feb 2019
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