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Born in Syria

Original title: Born in Syria
German title: Born in Syria
Spain, Denmark, 2016

Director: Zin, Hernán
Production company: La Claqueta PC, Contramedia Films, Final Cut For Real
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 84 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria, around four million Syrians have had to abandon their country, fleeing violence. Over half of them are children. Born in Syria narrates the journey of these refugees from the point of view of the children who live this horror. They suffer the abuse of the mafias, the harshness of the sea, the uncertainty of the future with barely the shirt on their back, only to arrive at their long awaited destination and start a new odyssey: an integration into a new land that, for many, is hostile. This is the greatest exodus of refugees since World War II, seen through seven stories of war, suffering, and desperation. But ultimately these stories are also tales of overcoming, innocence, bravery, and hope that help us understand what it means to have been born in Syria.

Castellinaria Bellinzona 2017 (awarded), Smile IFF New Delhi 2017

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Contramedia Films (ES)