This 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
Thank you to everyone who joined our digital film festival screening + live Q&A on June 20. You can still watch the film at your own pace until midnight tonight (ET), June 20, and view the recording of the Q&A with filmmaker Mira Jargil, NPR’s Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos, HRW’s Senior Turkey Researcher Emma Sinclair-Webb, and film participant, Rana here on our Facebook page.
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English, Danish, Arabic