Watani: My Homeland

 

The Film

Watani - My Homeland is the story of one family's fight and struggle to survive the Syrian Civil War. Having lost her husband, the mother makes the heart achingly painful decision to leave her homeland, in search of safety and a brighter future for her children. Filmed over three years, the film chronicles the family's journey from the front-line in Aleppo, to a little town in Germany. Escaping the chaos and terror of their war torn homeland becomes a catalyst for a different kind of struggle; the struggle to understand your past and accept your present, to adapt to a new life, to hold on to hope, and the idea of belonging to a homeland.

Run time: 51 mins

The Artist

Marcel Mettelsiefen is a director and producer, known for Syria: Children on the Frontline(2014), Watani: My Homeland (2016) and Children on the Frontline: The Escape (2016).

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