This video is about seven minutes but I encourage you to watch all of it. I was particularly struck by the way she referred to the war in Iraq, to which her son will be sent shortly.
September 3, 2008
March 17, 2008
What do you imagine your attitude might be if one day you had to flee your own country? Where would you go? What if no country officially allowed you to stay?
Christian Payne, also known as “Documentally,” is a fine soul whom I also consider a friend. He is a perceptive journalist and brilliant photographer, and he recently visited Jordan to meet some of the Iraqi refugees in hiding. His trip was sponsored by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Christian produced the following video – a thoughtful glimpse into their situation. I invite you to look at what most of us ordinarily ignores.
Alternatively, you may download the video (.wmv format) from the UNHCR site: http://www.unhcr.org/video/iraqi-refugees-in-jordan.wmv