Writer & Creator
Writer & Director
What makes a good story? Not always the simple truth. For Ashraf, the words between why they left, how they got here and why they need to stay are hanging in the air. Their interpreter might be reshaping the story and we don’t yet know how it ends. The Words is an urgent exploration of home office asylum interviews and the single most important story you might one day need to tell to survive.
I Look Down on Myself tells the tale of Mandana, an immigrant in Scotland, who is grappling with the realisation of how she has steadily began to lose a sense of her identity and how she now disassociates from each present moment, whilst also reflecting on the trauma of witnessing her parent’s pitiful transformation from citizens to immigrants. I Look Down on Myself is Hamidi’s take on the notion of a ghost story, with the ghost metaphor standing in for the experience of disappearing pieces of yourself and your birth culture/heritage to assimilate and ‘pass’ culturally in the UK.
Broadcaster Radio 4
15 minute Radio Sitcom pilot - Transmitted BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Ulster Spring 2018 as part of BBC Writersroom ‘Short Stories for Grown ups’.
Broadcaster BBC Scotland