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ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Crossing
Norge/ 2015/ 55 min.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk/engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Nabil Hilaneh, Angela Al Souliman, Rami Aramouni, Mai Alsouliman
DIRECTOR:
George Kurian
WRITER:
George Kurian
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
George Kurian
PRODUCER:
Bente Olav Kuzinski
Europe or bust

Musician Nabil, journalist Angela, and IT expert Rami have fled their war-torn homeland of Syria and ended up in Egypt. This, however, quickly proves to be but a temporary respite, for as the refugees' situation worsens they are faced with the ultimate threat of deportation. Thus, the trio opt for the only long-term solution – sailing to Europe. THE CROSSING follows them as they spend seven days on the rough open sea and chronicles the survivors' experiences on the new continent, where after several months they still feel as though they are aboard a boat that might sink at any moment.

 

Festival Guest: Director George Kurian and Mustafa Essa, who is featured in the documentary

 

George Kurian

George Kurian (Tyrkia, 1975) THE CROSSING is his debut as a feature documentary film director.

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