Hussein : letter to everyone
Hussein Abdoulahi Maidane, 2018 | Les Tetes De L'Art (France)
Synopsis Hussein writes a letter to every person interested in earing it. He tells us about his new life in France and how he gets in Europe. Seeing again his mother, still in Ethiopia, stands for his main goal. Context This film has been made by Hussein, a 16-year-old boy hosted by AAJT (Young Workers Assistance Association). Hussein fled from his home country, Somalia, and arrived in France recently. With the help of two professional video makers (Stefan Sao Nélet and Dogan Boztas) and the civic service volunteers from Boulègue TV, les Têtes de l’art (Julien Tartarin, Mathias Menu, Chloé Mécheri and Laetitia Gau), Hussein wrote, directed and acted in the film we are presenting. Chloé Mécheri edited the film and followed Hussein during the writing and the shooting. The idea was to make his voice heard as much as giving him the opportunity to learn about the main audiovisual tools through different workshops. In the framework of the European project “Displaced in Media” that supports refugee participation through media literacy education this video was created. Uses This video could be used mostly as an invitation to discussion, as an example of individual cases, point of view, underlining some issues a refugee can go through. These videos could be shown in households, language schools, associations working with refugees and any cultural event relating to the subject.