Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme

REUNITED

Reunited shed(s) light on a family’s destiny in order to provide the debate with a human perspective and mobilize a common guard against intolerance.”

Mira Jargil, the film’s director

 

The Faras family, from Aleppo, is stranded on different continents. Having escaped Syria separately, father Mukhles ended up in Ottawa, mother Rana in Assens in Denmark, and the two sons, Nidal (17) and Jad (11), in Mersin in Turkey. Director Mira Jargil follows their stories in their respective new habitats and their frequent contact via the internet, building a strong, solid story about the importance of family, the horrors of being a refugee, their struggle to find their way in the new cultures they are forced to immerse themselves in, and the fight against humiliation brought on by bureaucracy, prejudice and xenophobia, in an attempt to be reunited.

Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

Title: REUNITED
Language: English, Arabic, Danish
Subtitles: English
Director: Mira Jargil
Production Country: Denmark
Year: 2020
Length (min): 78
Age limit: K7
Cinematographer: Mira Jargil
Screenplay: Mira Jargil
Editing: Rebekka Lønqvist, Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Sound Design: Jakob Garfield-Havsteen
Music: Joaquin Garcia, Uno Helmersson
Producer: Kirstine Barfod
Production Company: Moving Documentary