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Series: Woven Threads: Stories from Afar


Abraham: How Football Saved My Life

Abraham: How Football Saved My Life

It’s 1987, South Sudan is in conflict, children from villages are seized and forced to join enemy armed forces. Eleven-year-old Abraham is herding cattle in the fields when pandemonium broke out in the village: gunfire, screaming and the...Show More
Atika: The Amazing Gift of Education

Atika: The Amazing Gift of Education

It’s 1999 and Atika and her family flee to a refugee camp in Quata, Pakistan. They are Hazara people and Afghanistan has become too dangerous for them. Atika being a girl could not be educated in the small country village where they had lived...Show More
Carina: The Gift I Will Never Forget

Carina: The Gift I Will Never Forget

It's 1979 Vietnam: post-Vietnam war, but at war with Cambodia, husband in re-education camp, and children teenagers; what can you do to save them? Send them to America. Easier said than done; but Carina’s mother takes the risk. She secures a...Show More
Fablice: A Strange Island Called Australia

Fablice: A Strange Island Called Australia

It’s 1993, Burundi, and Fablice is a seven-year-old orphan. His parents, one a Hutu the other a Tutsi, are victims of the civil war that ravages Burundi for twelve years. Though living on the street, Fablice attends school during the day, and...Show More
Hisham: The Day I Got Back My Dad

Hisham: The Day I Got Back My Dad

It’s 2014 and Hisham is 13. He lives with his family in Homs, one of Syria's most important industrial centres. His father, not an Assad supporter, protests peacefully every day until he is shot by a sniper. When his father disappears, Hisham...Show More
Marti: The Unexpected Christmas

Marti: The Unexpected Christmas

It’s early on a cold and grey November morning in 1956. It’s her brother’s 15th birthday, but today there’ll be no celebration. Marti and her brother are told to dress in several layers of clothing and be ready for an adventure. Carrying...Show More
The Abbouds: The Reunion

The Abbouds: The Reunion

It’s 1999, Iraq and Christians are subject to discrimination, government-sanctioned intimidation and routine violence. Kabil has a jewellery business that has been in the family for many generations, but for Mandean Christians, Iraq is becoming...Show More
Zainab: Feelings of Thankfulness

Zainab: Feelings of Thankfulness

It’s 2020 and there are more than 1 million stateless Rohingya in the world and the number keeps increasing. The Rohingya are an ethnic, Muslim minority in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. They have no freedom of movement, access to education or...Show More