WORLD PREMIERE In this new feature by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Tamara Kotevska (Honeyland), Asil is a young Syrian refugee in Turkey, processing the trauma of losing her home and family.. Her story gives voice to a charming gigantic puppet named Amal, who represents millions of migrant and displaced children in a walk from the Syrian border in Turkey all the way across Europe. Escorted and animated by a group of puppeteers who are themselves refugees, Amal’s epic journey is one of compassion and discovery. – Ruth Somalo 

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Tamara Kotevska, producer Harri Grace, editor Martin Ivanov, and film partner Rama Majzoub.

All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.

Director: Tamara Kotevska
Executive Producer: Amir Niar Zuabi, Stephen Daldry, Jeff Skoll, David Linde, Scott Aharoni, Sinan Eczacibasi, Mustafa Kaymak, Patrick Vernon, Daniel Fazio, Tristan Shepherd, Maria Logan, Yvette Piñeyro, Steve Biegel
Producer: Harri Grace, Orlando von Einsiedel, David Lan, Tracey Seaward, Hassan Akkad (Co-Producer), Ellie Braine (Co-Producer)
Cinematographer: Jean Dakar, Samir Ljuma
Editor: Martin Ivanov
Music: Duke Bojadziev
Language: Arabic
Country: United Kingdom, United States of America, Macedonia
Year: 2023