Documentary on children in Syria's Al-Hol camp wins an award at Dhaka Int'l Film Festival in Bangladesh

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Jan 2021

Forbidden Children by Russian Director Evdokia Moskvina focuses on the lives of five small children who lost their parents to ISIS

Forbidden Children

Forbidden Children by Russian director Evdokia Moskvina won the Best Documentary award in the Women Filmmakers Section of the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh.

Taking place between 16 and 24 January 2021, the festival's 19th edition screened over 220 films across its numerous sections: The Asian Film Competition, Bangladesh Panorama, Cinema of the World, Women Filmmakers, the Spiritual Section, Children Film Session, Tributes and Retrospectives, the Short Films Competition, among others.

This year, the general theme of the festival is ‘Better Film, Better Audience, and Better Society’.

The_ISIS_CHILDREN_Trailer from Evdokia Moskvina on Vimeo.

Directed by independent Russian filmmaker Evdokia Moskvina in 2019, Forbidden Children looks at the lives of five small girls who after losing their parents to ISIS, were left alone in Al-Hol camp in North-East Syria.

Al-Hol is the largest refugee/internally displaced people camp in Syria with a population exceeding 65 thousand refugees.

"In an indifferent world that does not know what to do with them since they had been growing up inside a so called caliphate. Now they returned to their homeland, to those who love them. Can the international community help repatriate those who are still left behind?" the brief reads. 

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