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The 2017 short documentary film "Unwelcome" takes an unusual approach in covering the Syrian war by giving the microphone to a six year old refugee boy and letting him narrate the film himself.

  Etats-Unis - 2017
palmes festival acdh2018
Court métrage 00h16mn

Unwelcome

Réalisé par

Ida Theresa Myklebost

Unwelcome

Réalisé par

Ida Theresa Myklebost

photo Ida Theresa Myklebost

SYNOPSIS

In "Unwelcome" we meet six-year old Menwar, who lives in a tent at a gas station in Greece. He and his family fled the bloody conflict in Syria, hoping to start a new life. But when they finally reached Europe, they found a continent that did not want them; a continent that had closed its borders. With heartwarming moments and humor, “Unwelcome” offers a unique invitation into the lives of these children who so violently have been forced to flee their homes. The film stands apart from other short documentaries in that so much happens in such a short time and that the film crew is there as it happens: onboard a Frontex police boat on a sharp mission, living in the refugee camp, running into a dark forest with six year old Menwar and other terrified refugees followed by police sirens and blue lights. "Unwelcome" brings you straight into the action, fear, drama and chaos these children are forced to live through while on the run - all of it narrated by Menwar, and shown through the eyes of a child. This is Menwars story. This is the true story about the Syrian war. It’s not the rebels, the bombs, ISIS

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Ida Theresa Myklebost

Originally from Norway, Ida Theresa Myklebost started out in the worlds very first feminist radio station located in Oslo, RadiOrakel, where she supervised the foreign desk. Before graduating from School of Journalism in Norway in 2014, she already had worked in several media departments in different parts of Norway, for Norways largest Broadcasting Company, NRK. She covered local and national news before landing a job at Norway's largest commercial TV-station,TV2, where she covered international news, focusing partly on the Middle East. This was a lifetime opportunity, but Ida wanted to go beyond the state news, statistics and numbers, and explore the real human stories, the suffering, the despair - and the hope. In 2015 she quit her job at TV2 and moved to New York to pursue documentary film making, graduating from New York Film Academy in 2016.

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