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Misty9 Thu 04-May-17 20:17:15

Has anyone seen it? It's on bbc3 on I player at the moment but the blurb doesn't do it justice. I just watched it on a whim and found it very moving with a strong message. Vital election campaign viewing I would say!

LagartijaNick Tue 16-May-17 20:52:27

Bump. Just watched it and feel shaky. There are many people who aren't as lucky as we are.

mizu Wed 17-May-17 07:20:33

What a brilliant piece of film making, have watched and sent link to all my family and some colleagues at work.

We teach a lot of refugees, kids and adults as well as asylum seekers and EU citizens and others.

Some incredible stories at times, I am truely humbled.

I really want my mum to see this film, it should indeed be election campaign material.

Misty9 Wed 17-May-17 22:57:20

How do I link to it on Facebook? I want my friends and family to know about it too.

mizu Thu 18-May-17 07:40:26

Don't have Facebook sorry so don't know. I've just told friends it's on iplayer - only 7 days left though I think.

DissonantInterval Thu 18-May-17 16:34:05

Wouldn't have seen this if it hadn't been for this thread. So powerful and incredibly hard to watch. It makes me glad that so many of my family made it to the UK before the war but does make me wonder what they went through along the way. There was so much mental illness in my family and I'm sure it is a legacy from some of the journeys and things they experienced as migrants.

The film shows how quickly people become traumatised. You wouldn't recognise any of them as the family they were before they left sad There will be generations of Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans and more now living with terrible trauma. It's beyond horrific. And makes me ashamed at some people's attitude to migrants.

I couldn't help but imagine my own DGD in the boot of that car and how my DD&DSIL would be beyond heartbreak and petrified wondering whether she was ok and not being there to comfort her. This definitely should be vital election campaign viewing.

Though I'm sure you'd still find many people saying it's fake news and the kids were actually both 21 etc.

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