June 11, 2020June 20, 2020
(All day) /
New York digital edition
Film available to stream across the US from June 11-20
June 20, 2020
3:30 PM /
New York digital edition
Live Q&A on Saturday June 20, 3:30 PM EDT w/ filmmaker Mira Jargil, Professor at Princeton & NPR's Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos, HRW's Turkey Director Emma Sinclair-Webb & Special Guest
QA Session with the Filmmaker
Thank you to everyone who joined our digital film festival screening + live Q&A on June 20. You can still watch the film until midnight (ET) on June 20, and view the recording of the Q&A here on our Facebook page with filmmaker Mira Jargil, NPR’s Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos, HRW’s Senior Turkey Researcher Emma Sinclair-Webb, and film participant, Rana. 

Film description: This is a story of love across borders, and the compromises a family must make when it is torn apart by circumstances beyond its control. When Rana and Muhkles are forced to flee the war in Syria in a desperate search for stable and secure futures for their family, they are separated from their children. Rana is in Denmark, Mukhles is in Canada, and their young sons Jad and Nidal, ages 11 and 17, are stuck alone in Turkey. Through small everyday moments captured on video calls and home movies, director Mia Jargil paints an intimate and loving portrait of a family in limbo, navigating frustrating twists and turns at the hands of Kafkaesque bureaucracies, combatting physical distance to retain familial bonds and connection.

Reunited… shed(s) light on a family's destiny in order to provide the debate with a human perspective and mobilize a common guard against intolerance.”
- Mia Jargil, director, Reunited 

Fully subtitled in English

Mira Jargil
Country of Production: 
English, Arabic, Danish
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Mira Jargil

Mira Jargil is known for the award winning festival hit: "The Time We Have", the series "Till Death Do Us Part", and the feature documentary “Dreaming of a Family”. Both films have each won a prize for best documentary at the prestigious Danish Film Awards (Robert). Her new film, Reunited, premieres at CPH:DOX in 2020. Mira Jargil owns the Danish, critically acclaimed production company, Moving Documentary, together with director Christian Sønderby Jepsen.

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