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Film Info
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:International Premiere
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Festival Info
Festival Year:2022
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:The Changing Face of Europe
Film Subjects:Immigration, Migration & Refugees
War & Conflict
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ole Jacobs
Arne Büttner
Producer(s):Stephan Helmut Beier
Ayla Güney
Ray Peter Maletzki
Editor(s):Janina Herhoffer
Cinematography:Arne Büttner
Sound:Azadeh Zandieh


Europe's largest refugee camp—Moria, in Greece—was designed for a maximum of 3,000 migrants, but by 2020, it housed over 12,000. In harsh conditions, an Afghan mother called Nasim and her two kids, husband and extended family were trying to survive while awaiting their asylum hearing. In their makeshift tent, Nasim took strength in navigating the intolerable camp for her sons and even began imagining a more independent life for herself beyond her emotionless forced marriage. For eight months, filmmakers Ole Jacobs and Arne Büttner captured her struggle, but also a nascent self-confidence coming to the surface. On the night of September 8, 2020, however, fascists are accused of setting fire to the camp, forcing Nasim to start all over again once more. Unparalleled courage unites the mothers of Moria to action, but what future does Europe truly offer the people caught between two worlds of intolerance? Myrocia Watamaniuk

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