This is Al-Kehdawy, a Syrian grandfather we met in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan.
He is a magical, gentle man who I bonded with straight away, despite not sharing a common language.
He is an artist and sculptor and spends his long days in the camp making models of traditional Syrian household items. He does this to keep the culture of his beloved homeland alive for the generations below him, who are being born into this camp in the desert, far from their home.
Al-Kehdawy tells his story in our latest film, Diaspora.
Diaspora weaves together the people and places that are STILL affected by the refugee crisis sweeping our world.
It’s 45 minutes long, but please take the time to honour our friends who shared their incredible stories and watch it.
Watch it instead of Love Island tonight (or as well as…you have just enough time before it starts).