Displaced and dispersed.
Documentary, 36 minutes
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1:45PM — High Museum, Hill Auditorium
Filmmaking workshops in Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp and the city of Irbid in northern Jordan encouraged Syrian girls to document their everyday lives—how it looks, feels and sounds at the heart of their world.
The Silence of Nature | Directed by Bushra Al Masri, Jordan, 3:05
18-year-old Bushra remembers her brother, who she lost in the war, and his gentle, humorous ways through observing nature and her new urban setting in this visual haiku.
Children | Directed by Marah Al Hassan, Jordan, 5:01
15-year-old Marah captures in this verite essay the resilience and creativity of the Syrian children living in Za'atari Refugee Camp.
Dreams Without Borders | Directed by Muna Al Hariri, Jordan, 4:46
Muna, a romantic 16-year-old girl whose family fled from Syria to Jordan, tries to reconcile her need to express herself and be a normal teenager within the new confines of her family’s situation.
The Girl, Whose Shadow Reflects the Moon | Directed by Walaa Al Alawi, Jordan, 5:01
Walaa recounts her terrifying journey as a 14-year-old girl from Syria to Jordan, and how filmmaking has given her hope through the chance to voice her story and reach out to other girls with similar experiences.
Barriers of Separation | Directed by Raghad Al Khatib, Jordan, 4:25
With a heavy heart, 18-year-old Raghad expresses her desire to reconnect with her father and family in this personal postcard from her new home in Jordan.
The Long Road | Directed by Rafif Al Fadi, Jordan, 3:57
16-year-old Rafif creates a journey through the landscape and textures of her new life in a foreign place, and her desire to return to and rebuild her country.
Another Kind of Girl | Directed by Khaldiya Jibawi, Jordan, 9:29
17-year-old Khaldiya meditates on how the refugee camp has opened up new horizons and given her a sense of courage that she lacked in Syria.