My name is Mohamed and Raghad. We don’t exist here anymore - directed by Ali Mousawi
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.
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