Hassan Akkad


Hassan Akkad arrived in the UK after 87 days of traveling fleeing his home and job as an English teacher in Damascus, Syria. He shares a story and experience of many refugees fleeing conflict, a story that we hear reports of on the news but that the majority of people have no experience of.

Hassan has told this story in a ground-breaking way. Production company KEO Films provided Hassan and five other refugees with camera phones to record their tumultuous journeys to seek refuge in Europe pieced together in the documentary Exodus: Our Journey to Europe on BBC2.


My Journey to Europe 

Hassan will share his experience of turning the camera on himself to record this life-risking journey that thousands of refugees have made. Now living in London, he’ll reflect on how his journey and resettlement have impacted upon him. He has provided a voice for many unheard refugee stories and he’ll discuss the implications of this.

Find out more about Hassan

Watch Exodus: My Journey to Europe