THE SYRIANS presents existential stories of Syrian refugees in contemporary Beirut: mother-to-be Leena, postcard artist Omar, surfer Ali, and closeted transgender Myriam. Filmmaker Ismaël explores these individuals’ aspirations and struggles as they go through important moments in their lives.
Ismaël is a prolific artist living in Tunis. He co-directed BABYLON with Y. Chebbi and A. Eddine Slim, and the film won the Grand Prix at the FID-Marseille International Film Festival.... more»
Willy is an emerging producer based in Germany. As a director, he has presented works at national and international film festivals like the World Film Festival in Montreal, Canada. As a producer, he... more»
Justin Pechberty and D. Megherbi started their company Les Valseurs in 2013 in Paris. They have recently produced João P. M. Maria’s short film MENINAS FORMICIDA (MOSTRA OF VENICE),... more»
Photo Credit: Ismaël Louati