What does it mean to be a refugee?

About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution. The majority have become Internally Displaced Persons, meaning they fled their homes but are still in their own countries. Others, referred to as refugees, sought shelter outside their own country. But what does that term really mean? Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman explain.

Meet the creators

Educator Benedetta Berti, Evelien Borgman
Script Editor Mia Nacamulli
Director Biljana Labovic
Animation Artist Justine Vuylsteker
Composer David Obuchowski, Peter Linder
Sound Designer Marcelo AƱez


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