Since the beginning of the civil war in their homeland, around four million Syrians have had to abandon their country, fleeing violence. Over half of them are children.
Born in Syria narrates the journey of these refugees from the point of view of the children who live this constant torment. They suffer abuse from the mafias, the harshness of the sea, the uncertainty of the future with barely the shirts on their backs, only to arrive at their long awaited destination and start a new odyssey: an integration into a new land that is, for many, hostile. This is the greatest exodus of refugees since the Second World War, seen from a height of four and a half feet through seven stories of war, suffering and desperation.
But ultimately these stories are also tales of overcoming, innocence, bravery and hope that help us understand what it means to have been born in Syria.
- NZ Premiere