Hello, I’m Shafilea.

I live in the hotel with my grandparents who are my guardians.

Many years ago my mum and dad went home to visit in India but never came back.

No one knows what's happened to them.

I hate keeping this secret from my lovely grandparents but I have to, if I want to have a future life that is truly my own.


Dan and Shafilea are in a basement office room in the hotel. Shafilea doesn’t speak but types on a keyboard. Dan watches as a page comes out of the printer. He reads…
Julienne 2016