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Since Civil War started in Syria in 2011, an estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes, half of them children. With a soundtrack composed by Gabriel Yared, this feature length film follows seven young children for a year.
We witness everything through their eyes, from their escape from Syria, through refugee camps in the Middle East, to their arrival into the promised land of Europe. And then we continue following them for their first six months in Europe, recording their integration.
Filmed in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, this is a unique testimony to the refugee experience.
The premiere was followed by a panel discussion with the director Hernán Zin, hosted by Jetteke van der Schatte Olivier from hivos, expert in civil society inside Syria, and Filmkrant Live.