Forced to leave my mother and idillic childhood village on the back of a donkey at age nine due to threat of Taliban. I spent the next few miserable years in Pakistan where I was forced to work instead of going to school. I then attempted a dangerous land and boat journey to Australia which ended prematurely in an Indonesian prison. I was eventually deported to Kabul, an unfamiliar city with no one to turn to. It wasn’t until 2002 that I was able to make it safely and legally to Australia.
Ali’s Journey starring Ali Morad