Sahel Rosa – A War Orphan’s Journey (2021)


Japan-based actor Sahel Rosa embarks on a journey of self-discovery after her foster mother’s cancer diagnosis. She visits Iraq, Bangladesh and her homeland Iran where, aged four, she lost everything.


Actor Sahel Rosa was 4 when she became an orphan in war-torn Iran. After losing everything, she settled in Japan with her foster mother, Flora, who lovingly raised her despite their extreme hardships. Years later, Flora is stricken with cancer. It prompts Sahel to embark on a journey of self-discovery in Iraq, Bangladesh and her homeland. The experience not only helps her forge lasting bonds with other young victims of misfortune, but also find the answers she’s been seeking most of her life.

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    • NHK.
  • Release Date: 20 November 2021.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: Japan.
  • Language: Japanese and English.

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