Award of Merit – “SAFEZONE – Potato Girls” (USA)

Title: SAFEZONE – Potato Girls
Runtime: 10 min
Country: USA  
Director: Jodie Livingston
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2019

Synopsis:A 10 year old Syrian refugee, Khadija, tells her harrowing story of escape from war as she deals with life threatening Diabetes brought on by chronic PTSD. She works full time in Lebanon’s potato fields to feed her family, whilst holding onto hope for a normal life and education.