Take One Action: Tiny Souls
Mon 23 September 2019
9-year-old Marwa is a lively, inquisitive child, whose interests revolve around playtime, school and her siblings. She and her family live in Jordan’s Za’atari camp, the world’s largest camp for Syrian refugees, and hope to return home soon.
The weeks turn into years, and all the while Tiny Souls documents Marwa’s day-to-day life as she blossoms from a cheeky child to a teenager, capturing the resilience and hopefulness of children displaced by conflict.
With her access to the camp often restricted, director Dina Naser provided cameras for Marwa and her siblings to film themselves, affording her protagonists a remarkable sense of agency in an environment otherwise cruelly lacking in autonomy. Her quietly devastating documentary, exclusively shot from the children’s perspectives, raises crucial questions as to what lies in store for their whole generation.
(Dina Naser | Jordan / Qatar / France | 2019 86 min | Arabic with English subtitles)
BEYOND THE SCREEN
We are delighted to be welcoming the film’s director, Dina Naser, in conversation after the film. She will be joined by a representative from Mercy Corps.
Presented in association with Mercy Corps.
This screening will have full English subtitles and Closed Captions for the D/deaf and hard of hearing throughout. BSL interpretation is available on request.
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Part of Take One Action 2019