DIRECTOR: Noura Kevorkian

10 years in the life of a Syrian refugee

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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.

  • Official Competition (International Competition) FIPADOC, France
  • Juried Competition (Canadian Spectrum) HOTDOCS, Canada
  • Official Competition (International Competition) IT’S ALL TRUE/É TUDO VERDADE, Brazil
  • Official Selection (Amnesty International Award Nomination) THESSALONIKI, Greece
  • Official Competition (Horizonte) DOK.fest MUNICH, Germany
  • Official Selection (eligible for Competition) DOC EDGE, New Zealand
  • Audience Award TOP 10 Films - Hot Docs
  • DGC Special Jury Prize (Honourable Mention) - Hot Docs
  • Winner Award for Best Pitch - Dubai International Film Festival