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My Share of the Sky
An Iranian journalist, forced to flee the country, captures her search for a sense of home in Norway.
Produced by Sheida Jahanbin and Rikke Houd for NRK (2011)

My Share of the Sky artfully captures the disorientation of seeking refuge in a new country. Working on her first radio documentary – journalist Sheida Jahanbin recorded her own experiences, coached by Rikke Houd who also edited and structured the story with Jahanbin. Together they offer an inventive audio language which cracks and fragments – English, Persian and Norwegian jaggedly interrupt each other, artfully dizzying the listener, embodying the feeling of being lost in translations.

The documentary placed third at the Prix Europa in 2011.

My Share of the Sky was produced by Sheida Jahanbin and Rikke Houd for NRK with support from i-m-s.dk.

Editing and sound: Rikke Houd. Mix and final Editing: Erki Halvorsen. NRK consultant: Kjetil Saugestad. Norwegian voice: Annette Hobson. Translation: Eric Scobie.

As part of our ongoing collaboration with RadioDoc Review, we’re featuring an essay by the feature-maker Alan Hall about My Share of the Sky.

My Share of the Sky · RadioDoc Review