Refugee StoriesALTAF ALI Pekanbaru, Indonesia
A Talented 3D Animator Living as a Refugee
I am a talented animator and I sometimes do freelance animation. But can’t find job because I am refugee.
I’m a refugee from Pakistan living in Indonesia. After a series of deadly attacks on my life I knew that I have to travel away from home. I went to Karachi for a fresh start, found a job in a 3D animation company.
But soon I found out that due to my face and ethnicity I’m recognizable from far. There started a sprey of killing and bomb blasts on Hazaras everywhere in Pakistan which continues to this day. I reverted to hiding at all times and sleeping in the office.
A Wahabi who identified me as Hazara started attacks on my life. Fortunately I survived and I left Pakistan. It’s been over 7 years of my life in limbo in Indonesia. My UNHCR reg no 186-14c00171
You’ll find a showreel for 3d animation studios in My YouTube Channel.