YOU COME FROM FAR AWAY

VENÍS DESDE LEJOS

By Amal RAMSIS

MORGANA PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

Historical - Production 2017

Imagine that your father is a Palestinian Arab, and he had fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Imagine that you have siblings, and you cannot talk to them because you do not speak the same language. Imagine that you have a family, but you were raised without parents...
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    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, EGYPT
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ARABIC, RUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 50 - + M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Amal RAMSIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Amal RAMSIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Necati SONMEZ (ZeZe Film)
    • Synopsis
    • “I am an Arab volunteer, I came to Spain to defend Cairo in Barcelona, Damascus in Toledo and Baghdad in Madrid.” Najati Sidki (in 1936).
      Imagine that your father is a Palestinian Arab, but he had decided to fight against Franco in Spanish Civil War. Imagine that you have siblings, but you can’t talk with them because you don’t speak the same language. Imagine that you have a family but you were raised without parents...
      “You Come From Far Away” tells the extraordinary story of a Palestinian family: the father, Najati Sidki, was a Palestinian communist who came to Spain as a volunteer to fight against Franco in 1936. The family was dispersed by several turmoils that steer the last century starting by the Spanish Civil War, and goes on with World War II, Nakba, Lebanese Civil War, etc. As if the 20th century was summed up in the life of a single family. Dulia (Dawlat in Arabic), the eldest daughter, was lost in Russia after the Spanish Civil War and separated from the family for 20 years.
      The film also remind us the fact that the Arabs were fighting for the future of European people long before they become unwanted refugees at its borders. Najati Sidki was one of those unknown Arab heroes who paid a high price for his decision.
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