This is Ali's Story. A story of fleeing from the revolution. A story of the war between Iran and Iraq. And a story of living in exile in Sweden. More
This is the story of a young boy, Ali, growing up in Iran. In recounting his story, Ali gives an account of a calm and peaceful life from the perspective of young child. The happy, serene world he lived in as a child, however, was turned upside down in his mid-teens when he witnessed the civil unrest in the country, which led to a bloody revolution with much death and destruction. In his late teens, on the other hand, not only did he witness the country being engulfed in war, he also experienced first-hand the horrors of war as he, suddenly, found himself on the frontlines of war within only half a kilometer from the enemy lines. Hanging between life and death, Ali was left with only two options, neither one of which was without its perils. He could either stay and face the danger of getting killed in the battlefield, or flee the country and run the risk of dying while attempting to escape the country. What was he to do? What was to become of him?