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OFF CINEMA 2023: Civil War + AD | The Nearest East

Story of Imad - Syrian, who left his homeland in the 1990s and started a family in Poland. We follow Imad's fate through the years while we also hear his life story told through archival impressions from Syria. Nevertheless, the core of the film is an aid trip to Syria that Imad is organizing in 2013, which turns out to be an extremely controversial and heartbreaking experience for his entire family. Swing an unimaginably cruel war is like a disease that, upon return, begins to consume the protagonists from the inside having a long-term consequences on their lives. This is a film about the price one pays for abandoning one's natural environment. It happens that it is extremely high.

CIVIL WAR, dir. Aleksander Zalewski, Poland 2023,  78'

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