5 speakers 15 minutes each

Hassan Akkad

on Exodus and his journey to Europe

Hassan Akkad arrived in the UK after 87 days of travelling, fleeing his home and job as an English teacher in Damascus, Syria. He shares a story and experience of many refugees fleeing conflict, a story that we hear reports of on the news but that the majority of people have no experience of. Hassan has told this story in a ground-breaking way. Having filmed his entire Journey on a GoPro camera, his footage and story were part of the BBC2 documentary Exodus: Our Journey to Europe. Now living in London, he’ll reflect on how his journey and resettlement have impacted upon him.