Spotlight: Where I Am (A Series of Interviews Exploring Migration) by Iman&Samiha

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Iman and Samiha are two photographers and filmmakers who recently created a mini documentary entitled ‘Where I Am’ which was submitted for a UN Film Festival. The documentary is in the form of an interview series featuring Immigrant parents being interviewed on their experiences by their children. Below is an exclusive interview with Iman and Samiha where they discuss the inspiration behind the series as well as the link for you to watch the documentary.

What was the inspiration behind the interviews and why focus on Migration in particular?

I think the biggest inspiration was our own parents. Both mine and Iman’s parents migrated here and we grew up hearing stories about their experiences settling into the U.K. It definitely shapes your outlook towards society and how you see yourself – in a good way. So many of our friends parents also migrated here so it’s easy to think that making the…

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Published by Shereen Malherbe

Shereen Malherbe is a writer & author. Her novel, Jasmine Falling has been voted as one of the top 20 Best Books by Muslim women. Her second contemporary fiction novel, The Tower, was published by Beacon Books on April 2019. Her first children's book, The Girl Who Slept Under The Moon is coming soon.

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