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  Ethnographic film of Eda Elif Tibet and Maisa Alhafez, Turkey, 2017, OV Turkish/e, 47 Minuten

Ballad for Syria

A ballad, narrates poetic stories in short stanzas, hence this self-reflective musical documentary mirrors the life of Maisa Alhafez a musician and a Syrian refugee living in Istanbul. The film is about her longing to her loved ones as she tries to make a place for herself in the world of the displaced. Her family still in Syria, Maisa’s true love (fiancé) is in the Netherlands. As of the current EU-Turkey border regime, to unite is very challenging. Not giving up, Maisa works hard for her vision to transform the borders; by building a multicultural community “The oriental Istanbul Mosaic Choir”. A diverse family that sings together, in which she believes through music and love one can heal the wounds of her people and children.

Website: https://www.balladforsyria.com/ Trailer: https://vimeo.com/221788818