This month OxMo presents its first multimedia contributions in the form of two videos, submitted by Amnesty International, 'A Life on Hold' and 'Rain is Beautiful'. The two videos present an important insight into one person's experience of displacement and his journey as he is resettled to a third country. The videos raise awareness of the need for more resettlement places in safe countries. We hope that these videos generate debate and we encourage any interested reader to submit their balanced responses to email@example.com. We encourage both written and multimedia contributions.
A Life on Hold
Omar is 17 years old and stranded in a refugee camp. He has spent years searching for safety – first from war in his native Somalia, then from conflict in Libya. A life on hold captures the hopes and fears of one young refugee amongst thousands of others, waiting for a chance to start his life again
Amnesty International, Marc Silver Ltd, Speakit Films
Rain is Beautiful
Omar, a Somali refugee, fled the war in Libya last year to live in a camp on the country's border with Tunisia. This episode of his story, Rain is Beautiful, begins with emotional farewells at the camp as Omar leaves his friends behind to begin a new life in Sandviken in northern Sweden. He is met at Stockholm airport by the Swedish migration board, visits a doctor, gets his 'right to remain' signed and learns what margarine is.