We, the Walking Wounded is a 45-minute documentary following Nader, a rejected Afghan asylum seeker as he survives in Paris without papers.
Through his daily struggle we meet other young Afghan men: some newly-arrived, some awaiting a decision on their case, and others who have also been rejected and are facing deportation.
In contrast to the one dimensional images to be found in mainstream media, here we get to know the personalities behind the headlines, and to understand the humour and strength of character that makes life in Europe possible.
Director: Mohamad Reza Sahibdad
Mohamad Reza Sahibdad is an Afghan documentary film-maker, who grew up as a refugee in Iran. Forced to flee, he sought and found refugee in Paris where he has continued to make documentaries that powerfully illuminate the lives of other Afghan refugees. He lives in Paris where he is seeking funding for his next project.
Why is City showing this documentary?
The Department of Sociology at City is proud to present the British première of 'We, the Walking Wounded'. Liza Schuster, a Reader in the Department, has been researching asylum and deportation for a number of years, and provides the English subtitles for Mohamad Reza's documentary.
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When & where
4.30pm - 6.30pmWednesday 14th March 2012
Dr Liza Schuster
City, University of London