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30 September 2021

The hunger shame.

by Syd Briscoe


Concern: “Walid” - 60s

This hard-hitting film from humanitarian agency Concern informs viewers that the danger to young refugees doesn't end upon fleeing a conflict zone. Henry Dean's film relates the short life of Walid Khaled, a ten-year-old who survived bombings and abandoning his home only to succumb to starvation rather than find safety.

It's a timely reminder for altruistic viewers as temperatures fall and tensions rise across the globe. Given how much talk of empty supermarket shelves has dominated the news lately, Khaled's story also provides some much-needed perspective. Not that it'll stop the usual glut of articles about Brussels sprout shortages.


Film Production: Familia Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Henry Dean Ⓦ
Producer: Ayo Davis
Production M'ger: Emma Stevens Broyd
Executive Producer: Toby Walsham / James Fuller
Editor: Leah Burton @ Final Cut Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Daniela Rotaru @ Glassworks Ⓟ Ⓦ

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