One Iraqi father's search for his son

An Iraqi ex-intelligence officer turned refugee tries to find his missing son.

    It's been two years since Jamal's youngest son vanished without a trace.

    Equipped with the skills he gained from former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's secret service, Jamal is reconstructing his son's last known steps, taken during the height of the refugee crisis, when his boat sank into the Aegean Sea.

    We join Jamal on his search for Bakeer. The journey takes him from Turkey to Greece, but key information is shrouded in bureaucracy and ambiguity.

    Further complicating his efforts, Jamal has been granted asylum status in Romania and is now able to reunite with his family. But they are conflicted: Do they travel to Europe for a better life - and essentially abandon their search efforts - or do they stay in Turkey in the hope that Bakeer may one day come back?

    On this episode of The Debrief: Horia El Hadad, Al Jazeera producer and filmmaker, who documented Jamal's journeys. The host is Laurentiu Colintineanu. 

    Audio producer / host: Laurentiu Colintineanu 
    Platforms & distribution: Mohsin Ali 
    Executive producer: Yasir Khan

    WATCH:
    When time stopped at sea - full documentary

    How to subscribe to the Debrief 

    iPhone or iPad:
    If you are reading this on your phone or tablet, tap here .
    In the Podcasts app, subscribe to The Debrief to get all new episodes absolutely free.
    If you prefer a different app, here’s the RSS feed . 

    Android:
    You can subscribe and listen to The Debrief on Spotify , Google Play , Stitcher and tunein .
    For a different app, here’s the RSS feed . 

    Desktop or laptop:
    Find all our episodes here .

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.