What is it like to be in exile in a country that borders home?
This documentary anthology, is the product of a series of workshops held in Beirut, Amman and Istanbul in 2017, organised by the British Council, Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts and the Scottish Documentary Institute and in which took part 35 Syrians living in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
The film reflects the diverse experiences of Syrian people displaced by the conflict. In a cinematic journey through different geographic and emotional landscapes we see how, in the words of Syrian author Yassin al-Haj Saleh, “the personal has become public and political, the public and political has become personal”.
The film premiered in Beirut on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. Whereas some of the short films within the documentary were screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest.