Feature Documentary Competition | 85 min | 2019


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About the Film

Nine-year-old Marwa, along with her mother and two siblings, are stranded in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, where they arrived in 2012 after escaping war in Syria. Four months into camp life, Marwa innocently thinks that they would only stay there for another week or two. Over the ensuing four years, the film follows Marwa’s life. As she blossoms from a child into a young woman, events reveal the depth of the emotional impact war can have on a little girl. Tiny Souls focuses on daily challenges, humor, friction, a range of survival sentiments, and above all, resilience. Events escalate as the somewhat settled life is unexpectedly disrupted.

Film Info

Section Feature Documentary Competition
Year 2019
Length 85 min
Language Arabic with subtitles in English
Country Jordan, France, Lebanon

Film Credits

Director Dina Naser
Screenplay Dina Naser
Cinematography Hasan  Abu Hammad, dina Naser
Music Ronald  Hue
Editing Najwa  Khachimi, Qutaiba  Barhamji
Producer Dina Naser, Palmyre Badinier
Production Company Jordan Pioneers, Urban Factory
Sound Design
Sound Antonin  Dalmasso

Film Contacts

Directed by: Dina Naser