Dina Naser
Tiny Souls
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Tiny Souls

Tiny Souls

Dina Naser

2019
85 min.
Jordan and Qatar
Arabic
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

Little Marwa lives in a refugee camp since she fled Syria with her family.

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Dina Naser
Sound
Antonio Dalmasso
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Dina Naser
Co-production
Khaled Haddad, Palmyer Badinier
Camera
Hasan Abu Hammad, Dina Naser
Music
Ronald Heu
Edition
Najwa Khachimi, Qutiba Barhamje
Synopsis

Little Marwa lives in a refugee camp since she fled Syria with her family. Dina Naser’s attentive eye follows the daily life of Marwa, a lively and open spirit who does not understand walls or bars. Going from childhood to adulthood will lead to new challenges to survive in an environment where, in spite of everything, life goes on.

Marwa has adapted to life in the country, has friends to play with, and goes to school. But when her older brother is interrogated by the authorities about his association with extremist militants, she is confronted with a new reality: her “settled” life takes a huge turn that will make her question certain truths. For four years, the charm, positivism and determination of the protagonist captivated the filmmaker, who saw in her an inspiring testimony of resistance, survival and hope. The harsh conditions in the countryside have never bent Marwa’s will to build her own path.

About the direction
Dina Naser

Dina Naser

Director

Dina Naser is a Jordanian director and producer of Palestinian roots, who first graduated with a BA...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2019
DocsBarcelona Festival · Panorama Section
Edició 2019
2020
Docs del Mes · October
Edició 2020

Awards and festivals

CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2019
Best of Fest · IDFA
Netherlands, 2019
Premi Human Rights · Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film
Kosovo, 2019
Sheffield Doc/Fest
United Kingdom, 2019
Dina Naser
Tiny Souls
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Reviews

The standout feature of Tiny Souls is the authenticity and frankness in the assessments that Marwa and her siblings make of their own lives.

— Cineuropa

Tiny Souls doesn't shy away from harsh reality, but is distinguished by the way it draws out the signs of optimism and normality that endure against all the odds.

— Screen International
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