It's hard not to wonder whether anyone who doesn't already care, or get it, will watch this. (Maybe fence-sitting liberals whose idea of 'help' has so far looked a lot like status quo...?) In light of which, it's even more important that films like this get made; humanizing, insistent, defying hopelessness. Even if (though hopefully not) only as a document of our guilt.
An universal and understandable face is put on the Syrian immigration crisis in this fine documentary by George Kurian. Universal in the sense that this could be anyone displaced by events or war simply striving to have a proper life that politics and borders don't try to snuff out. The kind of film experience that puts things in perspective.
Five stars because this should be required viewing for all Europeans and North Americans. Lovingly made and surprisingly light hearted, this documentary hit me right in the heart. I wish nothing but the best for the individuals in the film, and for all people who have been forced to leave their homes because of senseless fighting.
This documentary follows a group of Syrians fleeing Egypt, where the climate has become very hostile towards Syrian refugees, and heading to Europe where they hope to restart their lives. You learn a bit about them and why they fled Syria, and follow their rather harrowing boat journey across the Mediterranean and their early lives in Europe. A good documentary that successfully humanizes this issue.
Başlangıcındaki "politik açıklama" biraz sıkıntılı olsa da, Suriyeliler'in acılarını ve yaşadıkları zorlukları anlatması bakımından oldukça iyi bir belgesel. Ve şu cümle durumu iyi özetlemiş: "Ben halen o gemideyim". "Suriyelileri istemiyoruz" diye çemkirmeden önce seyredin... Anlayın...