The Syrians

TFI Network | 2018

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 Louati Ismaël Louati

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 Rollé Willy Rollé

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 Justin Pechberty

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»

Additional Credits

Photo Credit: Ismaël Louati

Genre: Documentary