The unforgettable story of a child’s five-year journey in search of a safe place to live.
At the age of ten, Enaiat Akbari’s Afghan village fell prey to the Taliban. Fearing for his life, Enaiat’s mother led him across the border where she left him, alone, to fend for himself. So began Enaiat’s five-year ordeal: traversing bitterly cold mountains, near-suffocating in the base of a truck and steering an inflatable raft in violent seas. He crossed Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and Greece - discovering brotherhood, witnessing death, and developing an eye for the comic - before arriving in Italy, aged fifteen.
In the Sea There Are Crocodiles is one child’s epic tale of hope and survival. As unaccompanied children around the world continue to seek refuge, it is a tale that is relived by them, every single day.
This company was specially formed to share this incredible story and raise money for Young Roots, a charity providing support to child refugees & asylum seekers arriving in the UK. Producer, Mary Loudon, is the prize-winning author of five internationally-published books of fiction & non-fiction. Director, Nicola Moran, has written, adapted and directed numerous plays including Kindertransport and Jane Eyre.
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