Educational Videos

For further refugee-related shorts, feature films and resources, visit our film page.

If you have suggestions for resources that should be included in this section please let us know.

I am just like you

Made by Kazzum for Refugee Week 2016 and dedicated to the many children and young people fleeing their homes in search of safety.  Ideal for secondary schools.



A short (four minute) film made by young people from Young Roots about how refugees have made a difference in their lives

A Life On Hold

An Amnesty International film about Omar who at 13 years old was forced to flee his home in Somalia.

Suitable for students 12+

Rain is Beautiful

A short film continuing Omar’s story and his resettlement in Sweden where he receives aid for wounds sustained under war and torture.

Suitable for students 12+


A seven-minute animated film from UNHCR, with teacher notes, tackling themes such as cultural differences and exile in a child-friendly way. Designed for children aged 5 – 8.

Ruth’s story: One child refugee’s journey from Eritrea to England

“Ruth was 14 when she left her home country of Eritrea in east Africa.” 4-minute animation from BBC Newsround/Fettle Animation. Watch it here

Stories of child refugees

Published by The Refugee Council

Three short animations featuring child refugees sharing their stories in their own words:

Short films about refugees recommended by human rights educators

Seven films on the reality of life as a refugee recommended by Amnesty Internationals human rights education network.