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FRAMING IMMIGRATION: Michael Winterbottom spent three months recreating the arduous journey of asylum seekers from Shamshatoo refugee camp to London

London, August 2001. British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom and screenwriter Tony Grisoni discuss their next project, a film that will follow two Afghan refugees as they smuggle themselves overland — squeezed between boxes of oranges, locked in an airtight freight container — from Peshawar to London. The journey will take the asylum seekers through western Pakistan to Iran, then on to Turkey, Italy, France and finally into Britain. With European...

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