Status: Launched in 2019
Argument: Ana Cláudia Strev and Ricardo Vargasa
Director: Paschoal Samora
Produced by: NÓS, Grifa filmes e Gebrueder Beetz Film Produktion
In coproduction with Arte, ZDF, Globo Filmes, GloboNews and Canal Brasil.
Zaatari – Memories of the Labyrinth is a reflection on exile and freedom in the contemporary world. How can we film our memories? How can we speak of freedom when we are deprived of it?
Despite the incalculable losses caused by a conflict that forced thousands of Syrians to seek refuge in the desert, this documentary feature shows people of extraordinary will who reinvent themselves every day and are courageously struggling to leave the traumas of war behind them. The Syrian refugees live enclosed by fences, trenches and armored vehicles that offer the camp a precarious stability. Without being able to go back home nor allowed to rebuild their lives in another country, they exert a silent resistance and turn a hostile environment into a temporary home made of memories and hopes.