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The Value of Knitting for an Afghan Refugee

Mar 01, 2016 | 563 videos
Video by Abdullah Abo Jassin

The short documentary Stitches is the story of a man who finds peace in knitting—after establishing a life in exile as an Afghan refugee during the Soviet–Afghan War. The subject is the filmmaker Abdullah Abo Jassin’s uncle, who writes, “His story connects in a way with all what my family has been through over the past decades.”

Author: Nadine Ajaka


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