BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
Norwegian documentary
maher midt i dalen

Falling Forward

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Maher midt i dalen
Norge / 2017 / 59 min.
LANGUAGE:
norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Maher Othman
DIRECTOR:
Øystein Frøyland
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Øystein Frøyland, Guro Sollie Hansebakken
PRODUCER:
Guro Sollie Hansebakken
When life gives you lemons

In 2012 Maher and his family fled Syria to get away from the civil war and in 2014 Maher settled down in the small village of Løkken Verk in rural Norway. The energetic and outgoing Maher has adapted remarkably well in his new home, working at the local supermarket and playing trumpet in the village marching band, but he is determined not to let the war get in the way of his life-long ambitions of becoming a pilot. In this charming and inspirational documentary we follow his struggle to make his dream of returning to Syria behind the controls of a Boeing 747 come true.

Festival guest: Øystein Frøyland, director

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Øystein Frøyland

Øystein Frøyland (Norway) FALLING FORWARD is Frøyland's first feature documentary.

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