BAFTA-winning filmmaker Hassan Akkad becomes ‘Superhero’

Monitoring Desk

ISLAMABAD: BAFTA-winning filmmaker Hassan Akkad has become a real ‘Superhero’ as he joined an army of cleaners disinfecting COVID wards.

The filmmaker has joined the NHS as a hospital cleaner in order to help in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Hassan Akkad, who won a BAFTA for Best Factual Series in 2017 for the three-part documentary film ‘Exodus: Our Journey to Europe’, revealed on Twitter that he is joining the NHS frontline in the wake of the global health emergency.

The 23-year-old filmmaker said: “Honoured to join an army of cleaners disinfecting COVID wards our local hospital after receiving training.

“London has been my home since leaving Syria, and the least I can do is making sure my neighbours and the amazing NHS staff are safe and sound.”