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UK Premiere: We Are From There (12A*) + Screentalk

SAFAR Film Festival 2021

a man looks into the camera wearing a life vest and sitting on a boat

Director Wissam Tanios documents the experiences of his Syrian cousins as they embark on journeys to Europe in search of new lives.

Two Syrian brothers in their mid-20s take a leap of faith and decide to start their lives from scratch in new cities. They leave everything behind except their passion for life, determination, sense of humor and hope for a better future.

Their closest cousin, Wissam, films their odysseys for over five years, questioning the true meaning of home, bringing back childhood memories, and exploring the human ability to cope with change as radical as it may be.

The screening is followed by a ScreenTalk led by SAFAR curator Rabih El-Khoury.

Lebanon/France 2020 Dir Wissam Tanios 82min

Arabic with English subtitles

Presented as part of the SAFAR Film Festival: Generational Encounters in Arab Cinema, in partnership with Shubbak Festival. 

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