Maran was a journalist and owned his own media company in a country riddled with conflict. Believing that the media was a tool that he could use, he wanted to tell the story of his people to the world. Telling these stories was a way to protect his people and bring peace to his country. He faced horrible obstacles. His land became a place of massacre. At a certain point, he became helpless and lost the power to speak the truth and fight for freedom. He had few choices - die, surrender to the Government and become a journalist of propaganda, or flee. After his family was threatened because of his work, Maran fled.
Leaving his family, he paid a smuggler who promised to take him to a country where he would be safe. He had no choice about the country, only a small hope that he would eventually be safe.