Tina was one of our 2013 Migrant and Refugee Women of the Year. She is also a BAFTA nominated filmmaker for her moving film about a young Iranian sister and brother who are forced to seek sanctuary in the North East of England.
I really recommend I Am Nasrine. It tells the story of two young people’s struggles to be themselves and to cope with life in exile. And it beautifully conveys what it’s like to be an outsider. Then when you know the story behind the film it becomes even more compelling. It was shot on a shoestring budget, with a predominantly refugee cast and crew, and it draws on the stories of the young refugees who Tina has worked with through her charity Bridge+Tunnel Voices. Tina is passionate about giving space to unheard voices and I Am Nasrine does just that.
Up till now only a lucky few have been able to see the film, but now it is being released with screenings across the country to coincide with Refugee Week. And lots of the screenings have a Q and A with a member of the cast or crew afterwards. Good luck Tina!