Hashem was a politician in Bangladesh, but had to flee for Spain after a change in government and threats on his life. He is now working to relocate his wife and four children to Europe.
Alicia left Peru for Chile, and then Chile for Spain, after falling into debt selling goods on the streets. After three years apart, she has now managed to bring her husband and two children to Spain, where they hope to build a life together.
Alireza's mother carried him across the border from Afghanistan to Iran when he was two weeks old. When he was fourteen, it took Alireza two months to walk from Iran to Sweden, where he was denied asylum. He now lives in Paris, where he studies film.
Your donation will be divided equally between Hashem, Alicia and Alireza to help them and their families get by.
Floating between Ireland, Spain, Chile, Sweden, France and Bangladesh over seven years, I Must Away follows four migrants who have each left home to rebuild their life abroad. Narrated by a series of letters from the director to his grandmother, the film is a kaleidoscopic vérité essay which disentangles roots, land and identity, and explores the unequal distribution of rights and privileges, in our age of migration.