Shkar represented refugee children and children in prison.
Shkar Kamal was in the jury from 2000 to 2003, representing refugee children and children in prison. "When Irak´s President Saddam Hussein bombed us Kurds our five year long escape began. I was six.
We used the help of smugglers to come to Sweden or other countries." – We came to Moscow where we lost a lot of money so that pappa was forced to stay there. The rest of us continued on to Riga in Latvia. 140 of us were allowed to come on board a fishing boat which was to take us to Sweden. But there was a storm. The boat went aground and we nearly drowned.
The morning after - on Christmas Eve - we were seized by the military. After a while we came to the Olaine Prison in Latvia and remained there for two years. Sweden´s government didn´t want to take us in. At last Sweden changed its mind and we were able to come here. After five years I feel like a human being who has been born again