11/18/2020 05:30 pm – Krypta der Marktkirche
Denmark 2020 77 min Arabic, English and Turkish original version with English subtitles
by Mira Jargil
Script: Mira Jargil, DoP: Mira Jargil, Editors: Rebekka Lønqvist, Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen, Production: Moving Documentary, Producer: Kirstine Barfod
Two Syrian refugee boys are living alone in Turkey. Two and a half years ago, their mother Rana fled to Denmark, hoping to establish a safe future for her children. She was under the impression that the children would be able to come to Denmark within half a year, but the European refugee policy obstructs the move and throws Rana into an existential crisis. REUNITED follows a family divided by war, and lets the audience experience the consequences of choices made under huge amounts of pressure. Before the war in Syria, the family lived in Aleppo. Rana was a doctor with her own clinic. Mukhles, the father, worked as a surgeon. He fled to Canada and like Rana, he has made a plea for citizenship and family reunification, but without any luck.
Mira Jargil was born in 1981. She graduated from the National Film School of Denmark with the documentary THE TIME WE HAVE about her grandparents. The film received high acclaim around the world. Since then, she has directed a number of further films
Filmography: 2005 TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, 2007 GOING FOR GOAL – THE HOMELESS WORLDCUP, 2011 THE TIME WE HAVE, 2013 DREAMING OF A FAMILY, 2015 TO DEATH DO US PART, 2018 THE CHRISTMAS BROTHERS, 2020 REUNITED