This is the real-life story of 12-year-old refugee Juliane. At the age of three Juliane was separated from her mother due to the conflicts happening in her home country of Zimbabwe. Told in Juliane's own words, the story tells of her distress and isolation while growing up in an African orphanage, until an incredible chance meeting with her mother reunites the two of them. They apply for political asylum and are finally able to re-establish a life together in their new host 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 Karl Hammond. These stories deal with the topics of war, separation, immigration and what it is to be a refugee. Juliane's Story - A Journey from Zimbabwe 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, Rachel's Story - A Journey from Eurasia and Hamid's Story - A Journey from Eritrea. Ideal for tying into Refugee Week in June 2013. The films also explore the feelings of isolation that children can experience when they try to adapt to life in a strange country.
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Juliane's Story - A Journey from Zimbabwe