Anywhere but Home
By Save the Children
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Anywhere but Home is a six-episode audio drama based on true stories of incredible journeys. From South Sudan where a sick baby is found hidden under a pile of leaves, to a town in Syria, where an old woman sets out on a epic journey to bring her grandchildren to safety. Anywhere but Home brings you inspiring stories of courage, resilience and hope. Anywhere but Home is brought to you by Save the Children. To meet the people whose journeys inspired these stories go to: www.savethechildren.net/anywherebuthome Stories read by actors including Michael Smiley (Kill List, The Lobster, Free Fire), Amira Ghazella (Games of Thrones), Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge and Liar), Emma Cunniffe (Royal Shakespeare Company), and Ahd Kamal (Collateral, Wadjda). Written, created and directed by Alexia Singh; produced by Natasha Coleman; sound design, editing and music by Nikky French; casting by Meryl&Leslie; script editing Ben Lambert. Recorded at The Blue Studios and One Louder Studios.
||ExplicitWhat if all you had were words?||Ayan’s world was shattered when war separated her from her family and left her with two younger siblings to look after. With no possessions and no money they fell in with smugglers - and young girls like 15 year-old Ayan were highly prized.||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow do you lose a baby?||A family fleeing conflict find a sick baby hidden under a pile of leaves, deep in a forest. With gunmen all around the race to get her to safety and find her family begins.||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow do you stop the nightmares?||In a town in Syria, surrounded by minefields, with bombs exploding overhead, an elderly woman sets out on an epic journey to bring her grandchildren across the border to safety.||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat if knowledge was forbidden?||Samira’s father knew he was taking a risk by allowing girls to study at his school - just teaching the western alphabet could get you killed. When he paid the ultimate price she could not forgive herself. Until a boy soldier changed her mind. pri||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow do you mend what is broken?||When his home in Damascus was destroyed by bombing Sam knew that he should leave and follow his family to safety in exile, but his work was too important. When the authorities became suspicious of his activities he had to make the toughest choice.||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat do you tell the children?||Jacob had been working onboard the Search and Rescue ship for several months and rescued thousands of people. But that night when two children came onboard searching for their mother he knew something had gone wrong.||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrailer||Anywhere but Home is a six-episode audio drama brought to you by Save the Children - based on true stories of the incredible journeys taken by children fleeing conflict around the world.||31 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Poignant stories told with such compassion and strength.
This is a necessary and urgent podcast detailing six different refugees journey through horrendous circumstances. It’s not an easy listen but there is a lot to learn. Mostly that humans are the same the world over. The things that divide us are less than what unites us.
Wow - what a podcast. Really great to hear a drama on such an important subject done so well. Moving, beautifully written and scored. A real achievement! Congratulations!