Documentary filmmaker Razi Jafri has spent much of his time at Stamps exploring the lives of a group of Yemeni refugees living in South Korea. In particular, he’s been working to learn and tell the story of Omar Alwahaishi, who has lived there on a temporary visa and separated from his family in Yemen for several years. Through his visits to Korea, Jafri has become friends with Alwahaishi, while also getting to know his parents, who live in Dearborn, Michigan.
“I immediately became friends with him,“Jafri said. “We had a lot in common, and we immediately had a lot to talk about, from politics to his situation and what life is like living as minorities — as Muslims — in a foreign country.”