This is the story of 13-year-old refugee Rachel who, along with her family, flees her home country to escape the persecution they suffer as Christians living in a predominantly Muslim country. Told in Rachel's own words, it documents the hostility and rejection that the family suffer at the hands of their community, as well as the courage and resilience they show in the face of immigration authorities, detention centres, deportation and, finally, in overcoming their problems and settling in their new country. The Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as award-winning animations for BBC Learning by Mosaic Films. This story was created by Andy Glynne and Salvadore Maldonado. These stories deal with the topics of war, separation, immigration and what it is to be a refugee. Rachel's Story - A Journey from a Country in Eurasia can be used to open up discussions for any age range about seeking asylum.Other titles in the series include Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan, Navid's Story - A Journey from Iran, Juliane's Story - A Journey from Zimbabwe and Hamid's Story - A Journey from Eritrea. Ideal for tying into Refugee Week. The films also explore the feelings of isolation that children can experience when they try to adapt to life in a strange country.
Hachette Children's Group
Rachel's Story - A Journey from a country in Eurasia