Watani - My Homeland

Watani - My Homeland
Marcel Mettelsiefen
Great Britain | 2017 | 76 min.


Language: Arabic

Subtitles: Czech, English

Even a place where bombs fall is still a home that is hard to leave. The riveting story of a Free Syrian Army commander's family in devastated Aleppo.

Filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen filmed the four children of Free Syrian Army Commander Abu Ali, Hammoudi, Helen, Farah and Sara over the course of three years. The father believed the fight against Bashar al-Assad was as important as protecting his own family, which is why they continued to live in a demolished district of Aleppo, in the midst of bombing and with only weapons to play with. When Ali was captured by the so-called Islamic State in 2013, his wife Hala had a painful decision to make. Hoping for a better future, she applied for asylum in Germany. Little Sara left a paper heart at home for her father, in the hope that she would see him again soon.

Marcel Mettelsiefen

2016 - Watani: My Homeland
2016 - Slum Britain: 50 Years On
2016 - Children on the Frontline: The Escape


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