Lives In Translation
Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman; who in fleeing conflict becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy of the asylum system. From Mogadishu to Dublin, Belfast to London, it explores one woman’s fight for a life free from constant fear and a place to call home.
Written by Rosemary Jenkinson and based on interviews with female Somali refugees, support workers and community organisations, this poignant drama explores how recent asylum seekers are forced to navigate support systems through translation. It highlights how disempowering and frustrating this system can be, and ultimately how time is controlled most by those it affects least.