The Refugee Highway


THE REFUGEE HIGHWAY is a feature-length docudrama in the form of a fiction about an Afghan family which flees their homeland illegally due to severe Taliban attacks to Greece.

They spend several years in exile in Iran before relocating to Greece in 2009, what they thought would be a final safe haven in which to raise their children. Instead, the nightmare they ran away from in Afghanistan catches up with them in Europe, in the centre of Athens. A bomb hidden in a briefcase mistaken for garbage by the 15-year old son and 10-year old daughter explodes, killing the boy and blinding the girl, while their mother bears witness to the attack.

Fear of Muslim immigrants as a security risk has intensified due to the increasing influx of refugees globally and constant coverage of international terrorism by the media. THE REFUGEE HIGHWAY gives a human face to these statistics. This moving film will challenge the audience to re-evaluate their understanding of the international refugee problem. It will reveal the harsh reality of human smuggling in the quest for safety and security.