Batata

CountryLebanon
Length126 min
LanguageArabic, Armenian
DirectorNoura Kevorkian
ScreenwriterNoura Kevorkian
ProducerPaul Scherzer
Noura Kevorkian
DoPNoura Kevorkian
EditorNoura Kevorkian & Mike Munn
CastMaria
Mousa
Abu Jamil
Hamoudi
GenreObservational Documentary / Vérité

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2022: 10th anniversary of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. With 13 million displaced it’s the world’s largest forced migration crisis, but sadly not the last. For 10 years Lebanese-Syrian director Noura Kevorkian follows the plight of Maria and her family unable to return to their hometown in Syria. Unique among refugee stories, BATATA captures an entire decade, documenting the unbending spirit of a woman who puts family first.



Noura Kevorkian
Lebanese-Syrian Noura Kevorkian made her debut with the award-winning VEILS UNCOVERED (Competition IDFA), followed by ANJAR (MED Rome), and the drama-doc hybrid 23 KILOMETRES (Competition Karlovy Vary). Kevorkian’s latest feature doc BATATA (Audience Award HOT DOCS) follows an unparalleled 10 years in the life of a Syrian refugee woman and her family.

Batata

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CountryLebanon
Length126 min
LanguageArabic, Armenian
DirectorNoura Kevorkian
ScreenwriterNoura Kevorkian
ProducerPaul Scherzer
Noura Kevorkian
DoPNoura Kevorkian
EditorNoura Kevorkian & Mike Munn
CastMaria
Mousa
Abu Jamil
Hamoudi
GenreObservational Documentary / Vérité

2022: 10th anniversary of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. With 13 million displaced it’s the world’s largest forced migration crisis, but sadly not the last. For 10 years Lebanese-Syrian director Noura Kevorkian follows the plight of Maria and her family unable to return to their hometown in Syria. Unique among refugee stories, BATATA captures an entire decade, documenting the unbending spirit of a woman who puts family first.



Noura Kevorkian
Lebanese-Syrian Noura Kevorkian made her debut with the award-winning VEILS UNCOVERED (Competition IDFA), followed by ANJAR (MED Rome), and the drama-doc hybrid 23 KILOMETRES (Competition Karlovy Vary). Kevorkian’s latest feature doc BATATA (Audience Award HOT DOCS) follows an unparalleled 10 years in the life of a Syrian refugee woman and her family.