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Model, Halima Aden, promotes the launch of refugee film ‘I Am You’

The model shared the film with her followers on social media.

Model, Halima Aden, promotes the launch of refugee film ‘I Am You’

US-Somali model Halima Aden took to social media to share the release of the refugee film “I Am You.” Seeing that Aden was the executive producer of the film, she was very eager to share some details.

“So excited to introduce the film I executive produced!! It’s a life filled with hardship, struggles and uncertainty. I AM YOU is a film that takes you through the life of three Refugees that leave everything behind and try to make their way to safety while encountering obstacles that shape their character and destiny. Talk about a film that causes you to appreciate your life no matter where you are at the moment,” wrote Aden.

The film was directed by Sonia Nassery Cole and is based on the true story of three refugees who had to embark on a journey to safety. The film can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ in select locations earlier this month.

When speaking to CBS, Aden explained by the film resonated with her personally: “I was born and raised in Kakuma … all I knew was life in the camp, and it was a very protected childhood,” she said. “So, I got to learn a lot through Sonia and through watching the film because the journey that the main characters have to take is a dangerous one and it’s just so heartbreaking, and it really provokes empathy for what they had to go through just to survive.”