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Doc Edge - Batata

Run time:
126 mins
Release date:
16 June 2022

2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. With over 6 million refugees, it remains the largest human forced migration crisis of our times. Shot over an unparalleled 10 years, Syrian-Lebanese director Noura Kevorkian’s intimate camera follows the plight of Maria and her family of Syrian migrant workers who find themselves unable to return back to their hometown of Raqqa, Syria. Unique among the numerous refugee stories to date, Batata captures an entire decade while documenting not just the age-old conflict between two nations, but the unbending spirit of a woman who puts family ahead of all else.

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