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TINY SOULS

by Dina Naser

synopsis

Marwa is nine and stranded in Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Studying is her greatest worry, while playing is her greatest enjoyment. She says she has been there for four months with her mother and siblings, adding they will probably stay for another week... “maybe two”. Over the ensuing four years, the director follows Marwa’s life in the camp, where she blossoms from being a child to becoming a young woman. Sometimes, she still dreams of being one of the pigeons whose freedom is not surrounded by the high walls and barbed wire of the camp. Until one day, a rumour spreads, one which is wild enough to jeopardise Marwa and her family’s life. From facing authorities, to reported associations with militant extremists, their existence has taken tremendous turns.

international title: Tiny Souls
original title: Arwah Saghirah
country: Jordan, France, Lebanon, Qatar
sales agent: Syndicado (CA)
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Dina Naser
film run: 75'
cinematography by: Hasan Abu Hammad, Shafiq Olabi, Dina Naser
film editing: Najwa Khechemi, Qutaiba Barhamji, Bobbie Esra G. Pertan, Hani Eskander
music: Ronald Heu
producer: Dina Naser, Palmyre Badinier
associate producer: Khaled Haddad
production: Urban Factory, Jordan Pioneers (JO), ‎MADD Moshawash (LB)
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