8. Can you give us a film, podcast or book recommendation?
Hira: It’s none of the above but there’s a great show on Netflix called The Protector, it’s basically a Turkish superhero show. I loved the fact that the show is rooted in Turkish culture which gives a new spin to the traditional Western superhero shows. I also loved the main female lead Zeynep, she has an incredible story arc, is super smart and witty and saves the hero more times than I can count.
Since that technically didn’t answer the question though, I would recommend a book called ‘The Last Refuge’ by Hasan Nuhanovic. Hasan is a survivor of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it’s his retelling of the beginning of the war and how he and his family made their way to Srebrenica.
Maryam: I think one of the recent things I saw on Netflix was Stateless, It was interesting as it combined the conversation about mental health and Australia’s process of manging refugees and asylum seeks, very humanising.
I guess the best book I can recommend is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. He really knows how to tell a story and talk about life within conflict and displacement.