Reel Shorts 2011

  • 24:00
  • UK
  • 2009

Three documentary filmmakers went to Calais to make a film about refugees trying to get into Britain, but then they met sixteen-year-old Abdul in a food queue.  His first words were a story about being shot at by machine guns on the Iranian border and the filmmakers knew this was a character to focus on, but a long-term documentary in Calais suddenly turned into a road movie that no one expected.  On the Run With Abdul is a film about a teenage refugee and the filmmakers who inadvertently became part of his story.


  • Coarse Language



  • David Lalé, James Newton, Kristian Hove