WE ARE ALL REFUGEES
An original radio drama series made for the UNHCR and SouriaLi FM by Refuge Productions.
We Are All Refugees is a 6 part pilot for an audio soap opera about Syrian refugees in Jordan, co-written by a Syrian and Jordanian writing team, supported by the UNHCR, broadcast on SouriaLi radio, BBC Arabic Service and the UNHCR website in 2015. This series highlights and explores issues facing refugees and the Jordanian host community. The broadcast began on 21st December. See our NEWS page for dates and schedule. It starred Nawar Bulbul, Asmy Al Hasany, May Skaf, Eyad Hourani, and Nabil Sawalha, alongside women who participated in the original theatre project.
As Welcome to Zaatari, an English language version We Are All Refugees was adapted for BBC Radio 4 by Liz Rigbey, directed and produced by Jonquil Panting and broadcast in November 2015.
The theme "We are all refugees" reflects the fact that 75% of Jordanians have refugee origins from Palestine, Iraq and Syria. Written, directed and produced by a team of Jordanians and Syrian refugees the drama explores and explain issues arising from the Syrian refugee crisis on both sides of the line through dramatic story lines and well drawn characters. The six fifteen minute episodes were aired on local Jordanian radio station Radio Souryali and on their internet platform, and have just been picked up by a UK-based international radio broadcast-details soon to be announced!
Produced by Refuge Drama Productions and SouriaLi FM
Producers: William Stirling, Charlotte Eagar, Georgie Paget / Assistant Producer: Shereen Zoumot / Director: Wael Qadour / Writers: Wael Qadour, Ahmad Ameen, Majd Hijawi / Played by: Asmi Al Hassany, Zeinab Shrouf, Shereen Zoumot, Nabil Sawalha, Wael Qadour, Nawar Bulbul, Eyad Hourani, May Skaf, Ghandi Sabr, Fatmeh, Aodeh, Eyad Kundakci, Wael Al Balkhi, Maysoun Ata, Lina Mohammad, Raneem Ibraheem Aga, Ziad Safi, Reem Al Sayyah / Recorded by SouriaLi FM / Producer: Orwa Eyada / Music composed by: Abdulkarim Alhalabi