Flight

“Flight is a really lovely film, very tender and intimate. Laura’s relationship with the girls shines through. It’s so refreshing to watch a film like this; made from the refugees’ point of view.” – Kim Longinotto

“This story of two sisters’ journey from Syria to Sweden – and how it changes them – is simultaneously uplifting and heartbreaking. That it achieves what it does in such a short time is nothing short of miraculous.” – Outline Magazine 2017

Two young sisters who arrive in Sweden having fled the war in Syria are becoming teenagers in a new world. They try to hold on to the memories of their once beautiful home while struggling to deal with the repercussions of growing up surrounded by war.

Laura is a half Scottish/ half Syrian documentary filmmaker and ‘Flight’ follows the journey of her two young cousins, Mera and Maria.

WINNER Best Documentary – Norwich Film Festival 2017
WINNER Best Under 25 – Underwire Festival 2018
WINNER Jury Selection – Kinemastik International Short Film Festival

NOMINATED Best Factual – RTS East Student Awards

Official Selection – Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – London Short Film Festival 2018
Official Selection – East End Film Festival 2018
Official Selection – Future Shorts 2018

Official Online Premiere – Short Of The Week
Online – Nowness picks
Featured – The Atlantic Selects

Screened – The People’s Film Club, RichMix 2018
Screened – Reel Women Cambridge Arts Picturehouse 2018
Screened – Showroom Shorts Sheffield 2018

 

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