VALLEY OF EXILE

By Anna FAHR

MORNING BIRD PICTURES - as PROD

Drama - Development 2021

In the arid valley of Eastern Lebanon, two Syrian sisters set out in search of their missing brother uncertain of where their own journey into exile will lead.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA, LEBANON
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anna FAHR
    • Writer(s)
    • Anna FAHR
    • Producer(s)
    • Anna FAHR (MORNING BIRD PICTURES)
    • Synopsis
    • Two sisters, whose parents were killed in Syria, escape to a refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley after fleeing war-torn Damascus. While older sister Rima, who is seven months pregnant, is set on reuniting with her husband and rebuilding their lives in Lebanon, younger sister Nour is determined to find their missing brother and eventually return home to Syria.

      In the camp, the sisters forge alliances with other women who have lost their fathers, sons and husbands to the war. These friendships propel them onto separate paths: Rima works odd jobs so that she can rent an apartment before her baby is born while Nour sets out to investigate their brother’s whereabouts, risking her own safety in the process.

      As conditions in the camp worsen day by day, Rima and Nour begin to realize that their journey together into exile is not only a struggle for survival but ultimately a test of loyalty to their country, their family and each other.
    • Partners & financing
    • Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council