Al-Kabir Basem

Vice Chair, Alumni network

Tell us about yourself
I am originally from Sudan, but have lived in Libya most of my life. I came to the UK as an asylum seeker in 2012, when I was 16. Now I am studying IT at Hammersmith and West London College. I enjoy swimming, going to the gym and playing basketball with my friends.

What do you do for See Change Films?
 I first took part in a See Change Films training project in 2014 as a trainee. Now I am part of the alumni network and have come back to film-training as a mentor. That means I’m helping others with filmmaking and also developing my own skills further.

Why did you get involved with See Change Films? 
I was having some problems in my life in London, mostly because my family wasn’t here with me. I wanted to be active and keep myself busy, go out and not just sit at home. I saw See Change Films as an opportunity to learn something new. Since then I discovered that film-training really boosted my confidence and taught me how to communicate with others and become interested in the world around me.

If you could change one thing what would it be? 
I would want to stop all the inequality and injustice in the world. More specifically, I’d want poor people to have the same rights and power as rich people.