Requiem for Syrian Refugees
This wrenching documentary, shot in Iraq, less than one hundred miles from ISIS-controlled territory, shows an unprecedented in-depth perspective on the daily lives and feelings of refugees. The film features compelling candid testimonies of Syrian refugees who wish to convey their situation to the world with a sense of growing urgency.
Scored to Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, the documentary is an unflinching portrait of the dire conditions and anxiety faced by refugees, as well as a celebration of the human spirit facing adversity. Despite the bleak plight of the refugees, this is a film of hope. This is a film of tremendous suffering and even greater courage, and a universal reminder of the civilian toll and trauma of modern warfare.
Requiem for Syrian Refugees is an artistic statement against overwhelming indifference to the suffering of millions, and a non-partisan call for humanity and compassion.