Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey
Through My Eyes: Hani's Journey
Directed by Zahra Mackaoui
Follows the journey of blind Syrian refugee Hani Al Moliya from the camps in Lebanon to Canada. Told through his photos, it is a story of triumph against adversity, set against the backdrop of the Syrian war.
Zahra Mackaoui is a British/Lebanese documentary filmmaker and producer with over 15 years of documentary film practice in the Middle East for broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, ARTE/ZDF, and Al Jazeera. THROUGH MY EYES: HANI’S JOURNEY is her first film on the festival circuit.
83 minsFar from a one-size-fits-all marking of "experience" so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the multitude of hues that should be considered when discussions of the refugee experience are had. From the Yarmouk and Ain El-Hilweh camps, to the streets of Berlin: Refugee Stories shows what it takes to hold onto one's dreams amidst devastating circumstances.