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Born in Damascus

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

Director: Lauran Wadha
Production company:
Hailstone Films

Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

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.

Mo&Friese 2022 (awarded)
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