If war could speak, what would it say?
Time and again, the global refugee crisis has always presented itself as statistics—an endless stream of digits and numbers flooding our television screens and newspapers.
We weren’t content with just stats or figures. These are human lives at stake, mind you, caught in limbo between life and death.
We started off with a belief.
A belief that if we could tell the stories of those who have been made silent by war, we might be able to spread their message of hope and peace. That if we could give them a platform to express themselves, we might be able to hear both sides of the story.
Some of the children in this documentary have been orphaned because of war, conflict and persecution while others have witnessed atrocities that no child should ever have to. Yet, these are stories of hope, loss and love in a time of conflict and uncertainty.
Each smile tells a story, each glance a portrait. This is a photo documentary of war through a child’s eyes.
All the children and adults featured in the documentary are students and teachers of Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre, a school run by refugees for refugees.
If you're reading this, we'd like to thank you for your love and support.
Here's to a world without borders.
- Prabhu Silvam & Kenneth Lee