Studio B: Unscripted

Rewriting stories of migration – Asma Khan and Hassan Akkad

Refugee filmmaker Hassan Akkad and restaurateur Asma Khan discuss their separate paths for combatting social injustice.

Asma Khan, the first British chef to feature on Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table, uses her restaurant Darjeeling Express as a social enterprise to elevate those working behind the scenes in the food industry and beyond.

Syrian refugee and photographer Hassan Akkad documented his crossing in 2015 as part of a BAFTA-winning BBC series called Exodus: Our Journey to Europe. As an activist, he has been outspoken on issues of inequality – from Black Lives Matter to the need to respect health service support staff.

Together they discuss how they use their tools – food and a camera lens – to combat injustice.