Canada, Lebanon 2021 – Director: Noura Kevorkian – Original language: Arabic, Armenian – Subtitles: English
Since she was eleven years old, Maria has been planting and harvesting potatoes in Lebanon and spending the winter months in her homeland of Syria. Maria dreams of having her own family – but first there is the revolution, then the war and the place where she works becomes a refugee camp. The film shows how Maria’s dreams diminish while hope for peace in Syria remains. Katharina Dolles
We present the German premiere of the film.
Writer: Noura KEVORKIAN. Camera: Noura Kevorkian. Sound: Rudy Michael, Ryan Birnberg. Editing: Mike Munn, Noura Kevorkian. Production: Saaren Films with Musa Dagh Productions and Six Island Productions. Producer: Noura Kevorkian, Paul Scherzer. Length: 125 min.
No youth rating
Kevorkian is a Lebanese-Syrian filmmaker. She made her debut with the award-winning short film VEILS UNCOVERED, followed by the historical documentary ANJAR and the drama-documentary hybrid 23 KILOMETRES.
23 KILOMETRES, CA/LB/AE 2015, 82 min.
ANJAR: FLOWERS, GOATS AND HEROES, LB/CA 2009, 87 min.
VEILS UNCOVERED, CA 2002, 26 min.
Nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte
The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Foundation.