My (Refugee) Life - Breaking Barriers

My (Refugee) Life

An award-winning documentary by Breaking Barriers, Postcard Productions and a trainee crew of refugees.

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‘My (Refugee) Life’ looks beyond the numbers and behind closed doors to follow five refugees as they navigate temporary accommodation, employment, love, family and education in the UK.

We worked alongside award-winning filmmakers, Postcard Productions, and a trainee crew of people from refugee backgrounds to follow Bahaa, Bahadury, Gulsom, Joel and Zarith to shed light on many of the misconceptions people have about refugee lives.

Please note: This film covers the highs and lows of real life for the people who feature. There are moments of hope and resilience, and also scenes that viewers may find triggering around war, homophobia, grief and distress. 

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Behind-the-scenes

To create the documentary 'My (Refugee) Life', we worked alongside award-winning filmmakers, Postcard Productions, and a trainee crew of people from refugee backgrounds.

Here's how we did it, and why it was so important.

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