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German Film Festival, Film #4: "Watani. My Homeland"

Event Detail
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

The German Film Festival will feature four recent, critically-acclaimed films from Germany, each one engaging with the topic of immigration, multiculturalism, and outsiders in Germany and Europe. This fourth and final film, "Watani. My Homeland" (2016), is a new documentary, filmed over three years, about one family's escape from war-torn Syria to Germany. Hammoudi, Helen, Farah, and Sara are the young children of Free Syrian Army Commander Abu Ali. They live on the frontline of the civil war in Aleppo, the only family living in a derelict warzone that was once a busy residential neighborhood. After Abu Ali is captured by ISIS, the family is forced to flee their homeland and to start a new life in a small, medieval town in Germany. Trailer here: Documentary, English and Arabic (subtitled).

Zamora's Market
Thomas Commons
Tyler Carrington

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