A one shot, twelve minute film about a day in the life of an Ahwazi asylum seeker family, surviving in Australia. 

Mohamed is ten years old. Raghad, his sister, is eleven. They are Ahwazi asylum seekers, living with their father in Liverpool, Sydney. These children have grown up without their mother, brother or extended family who are all back in Iran. Since arriving by boat with their father seven years ago, they struggled to make a home however they can while fighting to unite their family. 

We meet these young people on their way home from school. They are racing back to check on their father, who is gravely unwell. As the action unfolds, it is clear these children carry enormous responsibilities for their age, as interpreters and advocates for their family in a hostile, bureaucratic environment.  

In a world where over 65 million displaced people are seeking a new life, free from war and persecution, these two pragmatic children are left in a small apartment, face-to-face with their fate. 

 

Credits

Director: Ali Mousawi 

Co-Producer: Marwa Al Munajed 

Producer: Mohamed Kamel 

Script: Wesam Mojahed 

Screenplay: Jessica Phoebe Knox 

Story Consultant: Mireille Juchau 

Performers: Mohamed and Raghad Mojahed with Jessica Phoebe Knox and Wesam Mojahed 

Executive Producer: CuriousWorks