2014 / Syria / 113min

In her feature documentary Syrian director Liwaa Yazji explores what it means to set off in a war. She meets friends and people previously unknown to her at their homes. Domiciles where they live now or where they yet live. Spaces that turned into a sought-after commodity.

When does one leave? What does one take? What aspects of life irretrievably end with the departure? How long can one sit tight? How do people call their departure? Are they refugees? Do they move? Do they leave? Do they see themselves as displaced people? Do they just move on? What does home mean? Which rights do they lose? From which loss can they protect themselves? What can they control? By means of her collected stories Yazji draws quasi en passant the trace of the endless refugee movements in the region of the last 70 years.



  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Liwaa Yazji
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jude Gorany, Talal Khoury, Liwaa Yazji
  • Editing
    Carine Doumit
  • Music
    Kinan Abou Afach
  • Sound
    DB Studio Beirut
  • Duration
    113 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Syria
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    mec film
    Emdener Str. 48d
    10551 Berlin
    tel: (+49) 30 66766700
    e-mail: info@mecfilm.de
  • Distribution
  • Awards


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