Batoor: A Refugee Journey

Batoor: A Refugee Journey

Batoor: A Refugee Journey is a movie starring Barat Ali Batoor. Barat Ali Batoor was once Afghanistan's most esteemed photographer working for the United States Embassy in Kabul. But in 2011, all this changed when The Washington...

Running Time
1 hours 20 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Biography
Barat Ali Batoor
Justin Deimen, Gin Kai Chan, Ian White
Barat Ali Batoor
Afghanistan, Australia, Singapore
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Batoor: A Refugee Journey» (16)

Albert avatar

Barat Ali Batoor was once Afghanistan's most esteemed photographer working for the United States Embassy in Kabul. But in 2011, all this changed when The Washington Post published his potent photo essay exposing one of Afghanistan's darkest secrets -- the brutal trade in young dancing boys for the purposes of entertainment and forced prostitution. Distancing themselves from the ensuing controversy, Batoor was cut loose by his employers with no security. With death threats looming over his head, he allowed himself to be smuggled out of the country into dangerous territory, opening the door to the question of whether these agents serve a purpose in preserving human rights as well. He embarked on a journey that would see him cross three continents, be trafficked over multiple borders, survive a shipwreck in the open seas, become lost in the jungles of Indonesia, escape from imprisonment and spend months living undercover as an illegal immigrant before finally being granted refugee status in Australia. Remarkably, he photographed and filmed his entire journey, creating a stunning record of life spent on the run - in a dangerous world of asylum seekers, people smuggling and cross border trafficking. Through his first-person account, Batoor: A Refugee Journey retraces and revisits the sites and people from his journey, presenting the harrowing steps many refugees take in their pursuit of better lives.

Ann M. avatar
Ann M.

It was worthy of the Oscar nomination

Samantha G. avatar
Samantha G.

The greatest Documentary film I have ever seen. A Masterpiece of film-making.

Dorothy G. avatar
Dorothy G.

Wow, amazing camera work, acting, directing, writing, and an overall great film.

John Ruiz avatar
John Ruiz

Very well done. Good casting, photography and plot

Ethan C. avatar
Ethan C.

One of the best original movie i have ever seen.

Martha Matthews avatar
Martha Matthews

I have to say to make such an impressive trailer and such an interesting film, takes great doing!

Hannah avatar

Director Barat Ali Batoor provokes killer performances! And this is awesome!!! go and see this film because you wont be disappointed.

Ethan H. avatar
Ethan H.

Great performances and ever better plot. I highly recommend this movie to all ages.

Andrea Hall avatar
Andrea Hall

Was a great blend of talent and action !

Aaron Gonzales avatar
Aaron Gonzales

Loved this movie. It is one of the movies having seen it I will be purchasing. It made me laugh, made me cry. Made me happy to see the end. Check it out, I believe you will enjoy it.

Betty Ryan avatar
Betty Ryan

Amazing movie and I can't wait to see what the sequel(s) will provide for us.