“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