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Refugee

From the executive producer of ‘Bowling for Columbine’ and ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ comes a moving account of Europe’s migrant crisis.

In 2015, at the height of the Syrian war, Raf’aa was forced to make a life-changing decision. With her husband, Nazem in hospital and the bombs getting closer, she fled Syria alone to seek asylum for her family. Nazem and their two boys plan to join her in Europe a few weeks later but by the time they were able to leave, it was too late. The political climate had changed. The borders to Europe were closed.

Safe in Germany but traumatized by what she witnessed on her journey, Raf’aa fights desperately for reunification, Two thousand miles away, Nazem and her children live through their own nightmare, trapped in one of the worst refugee camps in Europe.

Over the next eighteen months, we follow the journey of a family fighting to be reunited. A mother battles to bring her children to safety, while a father attempts to shield his children from what it means to be a refugee. Will Ra’faa and Nazem be able to safely reunite their family?

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2018
  • Duration: 87 & 52 mins
  • Production: Envoi Entertainment
  • Director: Alexander J. Farrell
  • Available Versions: ENG, ESP
  • Country of production: United Kingdom

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FESTIVAL & AWARDS

  • DOC NYC 2018 (USA), International Children's Rights Film Festival 2019 (Turkey), Festival Dei Cinema de Diritti Humani di Napoli 2019 (Italy), Fiorenzo International Serra Film festival 2019 (Italy).

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