WORK: UNICEF film from 180 Amsterdam compares refugee stories 80 years apart

In The Shared Story of Harry and Ahmed, the harrowing stories of two refugees are compared – one a young Syrian, the other a German Jewish man who fled the Nazis as a young boy in World War Two. Both talk of the trauma of having to leave their parents, harrowing boat trips and their relief at being allowed into a new country.

Paloma Escudero, UNICEF Director of Communications, says: “The needs of refugees have never been greater. Now, more than ever, they need our support. We hope that this video will serve as a reminder that behind the headlines are the stories of individual children. Not refugees, not migrants, but children, whose only hope is for safety, and the chance of a brighter future.”


Creative Agency: 180 Amsterdam
President & Chief Creative Officer: Al Moseley
Executive Creative Directors: Dan Treichel & Dave Canning
Creative Director: Hannah Smit
Art Director: Rachel Kennedy

Production Company: Smuggler

Director: Joshua Neale

Editorial Company: Trim London

Editor: Paul Hardcastle

Stock Footage c/o: Getty Images

Music: Jon Hopkins, Domino Records

Sound company: Wave Amsterdam

Post Production: MPC London