SANCTUARY

 

SANCTUARY (2019)

85min Documentary Film

The intimate story of Khaled, a young man struggling to hold onto his humanity as he searches 10 years, across continents, for peace and freedom.

Khaled was born Iraqi but raised in the Netherlands by his journalist father. At 18, he travelled to Baghdad to visit his sick mother, and ended up working as an interpreter for the Coalition Forces. As insurgent violence escalated, he tried to leave but his Dutch papers were not in order. Khaled was suddenly someone to be feared and treated inhumanely: he spends the next ten years as a refugee travelling the world trying to find sanctuary.

WORLD PREMIER 2019 Sydney Film Festival

Directed by Kaye Harrison

Produced by Greer Simpkin and David Jowsey

Music by Caitlin Yeo

Music Editor and Additional Music by Andrew Scott