2019 marked 10 years of the Unwrapped festival, and for the event the Unwrapped Team took their inspiration from an award winning animation by artist Majid Adin, an Iranian refugee now based in London.

Majid won a commission from the Elton John Foundation to reinterpret the song Rocket Man. He worked in partnership with Irish animator Stephen McNally to create a profoundly beautiful and moving animation about a refugee’s search for safe passage.

He is an exceptional artist who fled persecution in Iran and has since created music videos, charity animations, illustrations & murals all to build empathy. Majid’s story is truly extraordinary. Watch this #GoodChanceEnsemble video portrait to learn more about his art, journey & hopes.

To see more of our collaboration with Majid for the 2019 Unwrapped festival take a look through our gallery at www.unwrapped.ie and check out our video, Safe Haven, from the event. We wish Majid every success with his work in the future.