Abdikadir Omar

Abdikadir Omar lives in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, close to the Kenyan border with Somalia. The UNHCR camp was established 20 years ago to accommodate around 90,000 Somalians fleeing the violence in Mogadishu when the central government was overthrown in a civil war. It is now home to almost half a million people, some of whom are third-generation refugees whose parents were born in the camp. Abdikadir Omar's sister and his journalist parents were murdered in Somalia in 1991. He was just 14 years old. He escaped, and walked alone across the desert to the camp. He is now in his 30s and married with three young children (all of whom were born in Dadaab. He does his best to live a meaningful life, working in his community to help others, especially the new arrivals. His greatest wish is to be able to go home but as there is no sign of war or famine ending in Somalia, he hopes to be resettled to another country. His dream is to be able to go swimming one day.

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Written & Directed by PETER HEGEDUS Produced by JANE JEFFES Executive Producer TRISH LAKE Co-writers MARK O’TOOLE, JANE JEFFES, TRISH LAKE, AXEL GRIGOR, ROBERT PERRIER Film Editor AXEL GRIGOR Original Music CAITLIN YEO
Co-Producers AGNES BODNAR for BIG TURTLE, ANDRAS MUHI for INFORG STUDIO Animation MIKOS FALVAY, KEDD ANIMATION STUDIOS, BUDAPEST Producers PETER HEGEDUS, JANE JEFFES, TRISH LAKE

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