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For those who have suffered torture, oppression and war

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From the counsellors and psychotherapists of
 The Trauma Foundation South West:

For those who have suffered torture, oppression and war

by Lynn Linsdale and Judy Ryde

Illustration and design by Wendy Hoile

We would like to share with you writings  by some of our therapists and stories from our work with traumatised asylum seekers and refugees.

All those clients involved have given permission, but their details have been changed to protect their identities

Dheepan, An aslyum seeker’s story

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Maithreyi Nandakumar
one of our valuednterpreters revews the film

“I watched Dheepan this week, the film that won the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year – made by acclaimed French director Jacques Audiard (The Prophet, Rust and Bone among others). This is a masterful film in so many ways. Over the years, I’ve become very familiar with the issue of Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka. The Tamil characters in the film are the people I meet regularly in my other job as interpreter for refugees suffering from post-traumatic stress. And in essence, that is the theme of the film – of how a man is haunted by his demons and slowly manages to survive and start afresh.”