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2021 marks a decade since the start of the Syrian war, over 380,00 people have lost their lives and over 11 million people are suffering with displacement as a result of this. I wanted to continue the conversation and raise awareness on the on-going crisis in Syria, presenting a alternative narrative to the one often portrayed by the UK press. Ruth & Safiya follows an unlikely friendship between Ruth - an isolated pensioner that visits her allotment daily, and Safiya - a teenage Syrian refugee that is struggling to adapt to her new life in Bradford.

Bradford, UK

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