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Feature film director Sue Clayton meets an Afghan teenager who has lived happily in the UK but at 18 is brutally deported back to a war zone he scarcely recognises. She gave him a camera to carry on filming. How will he survive? "It's like a jungle, innit.."

Hamedullah has just turned 18. Like many other young asylum seekers in the UK upon his 18th birthday he is arrested in a terrifying and brutal dawn raid. First held without trial, he is then flown out on a secret 'ghost flight' where he is dumped in his native home country, Afghanistan. Taking with him a camcorder, he records his penniless arrival in the war zone he fled as a child, alone and scared; with no friends, family or home.
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Film Credits

Directors: Sue Clayton

Producers: Sue Clayton

Photography: Sue Clayton and Hamedullah Hassany

Editing: Alice Petit

Sound: Nikola Medic

Music: David Moore and Sue Clayton

Production Company: Eastwest Pictues (UK) Ltd

Awards

Best Short Documentary, London Independent Film Festival 2012

Details

Voiceover: Yes

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Length: 23 min

Colour: Yes

Website: http://hamedullahtheroadhome.com/

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Hamedullah: The Road Home Screening:

  • Mon28May

    at Roundhouse

    28 May 2012 7:00 pm

    There is also a Panel Discussion
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