Bird Man of Red Road

Short documentary film. Winner of the British Red Cross / SRC Media Broadcast Award 2014. Featured in

Built in 1967, the Red Road flats in Glasgow were once home to over 4500 people. Now most of the blocks have been emptied and demolition has already began. Jamal Hamad, a failed Iraqi Kurdish asylum seeker, has lived alone in one block for several months. 

The demolition company are keen to move on with the demolition preparation but Jamal is refusing to move. If he does move out, he fears eviction from the UK- and if he returns to his homeland, as instructed by the UK Border Agency, he believes he will be killed – just like his parents and brothers several years ago. Living in the block alone is dangerous; but Jamal sees no other choice.

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