Originally from Eritrea, Filmon and his wife spent time in Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya, before being resettled to Antwerp, Belgium from Shousha camp in Tunisia in 2011. They were part of the first group of refugees to be resettled in Belgium, where they now live with their children. Filmon previously worked as a driver for people with restricted mobility in Antwerp and its surrounding areas, and has completed training as a car mechanic. He now works for ATLAS, the central integration agency in Antwerp, where he teaches the mandatory 2-month integration course that is provided for all refugees and migrants who are new to the city.
In early 2015, Filmon worked together with ICMC and Caritas International to produce a short film on his life in Antwerp - included below - visiting and talking with the organisations and individuals that have supported him with his integration into life in Belgium and helped him to pursue his goals. In May 2015, in his role as Resettlement Ambassador, Filmon discussed resettlement with the Belgian State Secretary for Asylum & Migration during a Brussels event organised by Caritas International (pictured left).