10 years in the life of a Syrian refugee
2022: 10th anniversary of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. With over 13 million displaced it remains the largest forced migration crisis of our times, but sadly not the last. Shot over 10 years, Syrian-Lebanese director Noura Kevorkian follows the plight of Maria and her family unable to return to their hometown in Syria. Unique among refugee stories, BATATA captures an entire decade, documenting the unbending spirit of a woman who puts family first.
“Kevorkian’s eye for human interaction, and particularly between children, is remarkable… An extraordinary film.” - Marc Glassman, POV Magazine
“A beautiful film, and really powerful." - Matt Galloway, CBC The Current (start: 46’14”)
"An incredible hairpin turn!" - John Moore, Newstalk 1010
“A fascinating story and film" - Ben O'Hara-Byrne, Corus Radio