Updated: Oct 1, 2018

Director: Ida Theresa Myklebost

Category: Documentary Short

Runtime: 15 minutes

Language: Arabic

Country: Greece, USA

Synopsis: 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.

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.

This is Menwars story. This is the true story about the Syrian war. It’s not the rebels, the bombs, ISIS or the army or the ghost cities. It’s the victims of war. And who are more the victims than the children?

SHOWING: October 19, 2018 @ 1:00PM

Keeler Tavern Museum


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