Shafiq: letter to my own
Shafiq Sargand, 2018 | Les Tetes De L'Art (France)
Synopsis Shafiq writes a letter to his family and friends to tell them or remind them of his story. Context This film has been made by Shafiq, a 20-year-old boy within AAJT association (Young Workers Assistance Association). Shafiq fled from him home country, Afghanistan, 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), Shafiq wrote, directed and acted in the film we are presenting. Stefan Sao Nélet edited the film and followed Shafiq 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.