The Netherlands premiere of Reunited is part of Human Rights Weekend 2021 Opening Night, co-presented by De Balie. This year’s opening night consists of the online screening of Reunited and an exclusive live program on Zoom. For more information, see below.
Update: We offer the exclusive opportunity to already watch Reunited one day before the festival starts. The film will already be available to watch starting February 11th, to better accommodate attendees of the opening night of February 12nd at 20:30 CET.
Reunited is a story of love across borders, and the compromises a family must make when it is torn apart by circumstances beyond its control. When Rana and Muhkles are forced to flee the war in Syria in a desperate search for stable and secure futures for their family, they are separated from their children. Rana is in Denmark, Mukhles is in Canada, and their young sons Jad and Nidal, ages 11 and 17, are stuck alone in Turkey. Through small everyday moments captured on video calls and home movies, director Mia Jargil paints an intimate and loving portrait of a family in limbo, navigating frustrating twists and turns at the hands of Kafkaesque bureaucracies, combating physical distance to retain familial bonds and connection.
“Reunited shed(s) light on a family’s destiny in order to provide the debate with a human perspective and mobilize a common guard against intolerance.” - Mia Jargil, director, Reunited
Fully subtitled in English
Watch this film at your own pace from February 12-14, or watch along with us on opening night on Friday February 12, 2021:
The opening night program on Zoom includes the following speakers and provides the opportunity to ask your questions to all: - Mira Jargil, film director of Reunited - Rana Agha, main film participant of Reunited - Tineke Ceelen, Director of Stichting Vluchteling - Bill Frelick, Director Refugee Rights and Migrant Rights at Human Rights Watch - Moderator Anne-Marijn Epker, Senior Editor at De Balie
Don’t forget to RSVP for this Zoom opening night program. Click here to register.
English, Danish, Arabic