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Hassan Akkad

Documentary filmmaker, author and activist, Hassan Akkad has won a BAFTA in 2017 for making the BBC film Exodus: Our Journey to Europe and recently co-directed Netflix’s documentary on the Covid-19 pandemic Convergence: Courage in a Crisis. His memoir, Hope Not Fear, published with Pan Macmillan last September was selected as one of the best books published in Britain in 2021 by Waterstones. He has also successfully campaigned to force the British government to include all migrant workers on the Covid-19 frontline in the bereavement scheme.