‘I found kindness everywhere’

‘I found kindness everywhere’

Habib is an Afghan refugee who came to the UK as an unaccompanied child asylum seeker.

This animation explores his journey, his separation from his family and how he has built a new community in the Midlands.

It was produced as part of Becoming Adult project, a three-year research project based at University College London, University of Birmingham and Oxford University.

Habib Rezaie was a creative producer throughout the Becoming Adult project.

“I think humans change other human’s minds. It’s hard for some people in the middle of Britain to know much about refugees, so this type of short animation hopefully helps them to know more about the refugees in their country, with the anticipation that some people change their points of view.

“I think there are many refugees who experienced the same conflicts and struggles I did, so hopefully this type of animation showcases what it’s like to be a refugee in Britain, and also shows how to overcome some of the barriers we face.” - Habib 


About the research

The project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, investigated the experiences and wellbeing outcomes of young people who had travelled to the UK as unaccompanied child migrants as they made the transition into adulthood.

For more information about the research projects featured in Refugees:  Forced to Flee, explore this guide from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.

Video created by PositiveNegatives with Majid Adin and Feed Me Light Productions for Becoming Adult (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council).

About the Exhibition

A family and their overloaded car at a refugee centre on the Iraq-Kuwait border, during the First Gulf War, 1991.
A family and their overloaded car at a refugee centre on the Iraq-Kuwait border, during the First Gulf War, 1991. © John Keane (IWM GLF 174)

About the Exhibition

From the First World War to the present day, explore the deeply personal stories of people who have been forced to flee their home at Refugees: Forced to Flee at IWM London.

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