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Children on the run

Unwelcome
Regissør: Ida Theresa Myklebost
(Engelsk/Norsk)

On the border between Greece and Macedonia, the Al Bakri family lives in a makeshift tent camp. They have fled from the hell of the war in Syria, to the hell of refugee existence in Europe. What do you do when the only thing you own is hope?

The 15. minutes long documentary Unwelcome has been shown at film festivals around the world for a year, but it is only now that the Norwegian audience can take part in the story of Menwar Al Bakri, who is six years old and from Aleppo in Syria. We meet him and the family on the border between Greece and Macedonia, where they, together with thousands of other Syrian refugees, live in makeshift tent camps. The family wants to travel as quickly as possible to Germany, where the big brother and best friend of Menwar lives.

When we meet the family, they have lived in a tent for four months. Life has stopped, everyday life is chaos and waiting. One day a construction machine drives down the tents, because they were set up. . .

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