Open My Eyes: The extraordinary story of Qusay Hussein

Watch the extraordinary story of Qusay Hussein. He landed in Austin, Texas, with no idea where he was going. Blinded by a suicide bombing in Iraq, he was eager to try to make a new life in the United States. “When people think ‘refugee,’ I’m one of them,” he says. “[But] people don’t identify me, I identify myself.”

In an intimate, short documentary, Qusay shares his extraordinary journey—from surviving an attack in Iraq, to rebuilding his life at an MSF hospital in Jordan, to reinventing himself again in the US.

Open My Eyes” is the story of one refugee—one young man among the millions of people who have surmounted unimaginable obstacles on their way to find safety. The film reminds us of our shared humanity, and the far-reaching ripple effects of compassion and care.

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