BAFTA award winning director Samir Mehanovic, a Muslim refugee himself from the murderous Bosnian Wars of the 1990s, gives us a wholy fresh and personal insight into the human catastrophe of the Syrian conflict. Filmed over 3 years Samir’s camera allows us to experience the lives of Syrian refugee families through their own eyes.
This feature-length documentary is a vivid testimony to the tragic consequences of war from a filmmaker who knows what it is like to grow in a war zone and to walk the streets of a foreign city, without money or friends.
But Samir’s film goes beyond the ordinary documentary.
It makes particular use of music written and performed by refugees to give an emotional edge that western media fail to convey.