Born in Damascus

After ten years apart, a Scottish filmmaker tries to reconnect with her closest cousin after their paths were separated by war.

Director: Laura Wadha

Producer: Charlotte Hailstone

Editor: Laura Wadha

Consultant Editor: Maya Hawke

Sound Designer: Ruth Knight

Music: Harry Brokensha


Synopsis

After ten years apart, a Scottish filmmaker tries to reconnect with her closest cousin. Once so similar, their paths were separated by war. As they piece together memories of Syria, they begin to wonder - ‘What happened to our family?’

Still from Born in Damascus, courtesy of the Scottish Documentary Institute.


More information

Born in Damascus was developed through the Scottish Documentary Institute's Bridging the Gap talent initiative. The film has been featured along with 3 other Scotland-made shorts (The Bayview,  West Country and Prosopagnosia) in Edinburgh International Film Festival's Shorts: Bridging the Gap - MOBILE programme.