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Born in Damascus

Original title: Born in Damascus
UK, 2021, 15 min.

Director: Lauran Wadha
Production company:
Hailstone Films
Edinburgh
UK
www.hailstonefilms.com

Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

Synopsis:
Blue skies , the ocean, people walking across an imposing square, Laura’s cousin laughing into the video camera: with holiday footage taken many years ago, far removed from all the recent images of war, a Scottish-Syrian filmmaker tells the story of her family’s regular trips to Syria to visit their relatives in Damascus. It has now been more than ten years since she last saw her cousin. Hoping to reconstruct a positive image of the past, she clicks the call icon.

Festivals:
Mo&Friese 2022
Cinemy in Sneakers 2022
Glasgow Short Film Festival 2022
Berlinale Generation 2022 (awarded)
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021
Inverness Film Festival 2021

Study guide: German