“Tiny Souls” Japan Movie Premiere Screening

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November 28th, 2020

The Japan movie premiere screening of “Tiny Souls” by Jordanian director Dina Naser took place on Saturday November 28th at JICA Global Plaza in Tokyo. The opening was attended by a wide range of audience from different walks of life.

Opening remarks at the movie were delivered by officials from UNHCR, JICA, and the Embassy of Jordan in Japan.

“Tiny Souls” movie (with Japanese subtitles) features the real story of a Syrian refugee family in Zaatari Camp, the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world, located north of Jordan and few kilometers away from the Syrian border.

The movie tells the story of three Syrian children and their mother who fled from Syria to Jordan seeking shelter and safe haven. The story chronicles the daily lives of Marwa and her younger sister Ayah and brother Mahmoud in Zaatari Camp. At some point the children take part in filming the movie with a camera Naser gave them to film themselves. The result is an emotional account of a family in pain charged with resilient and nostalgic feelings manifested in a deep yearning for normal life back in their country and home.

The movie screening is part of “Lest We Forget” photo exhibition featuring two-time Pulitzer Prize winner photojournalist Muhammed Muheisen.

Over the coming months, the movie is scheduled to tour different parts of Japan. Additional screenings are planned at Yamanashi prefectural Library in Kofu city on Tuesday December 15th; and at Noshiro Bunka Kaikan (Noshiro cultural hall) in Akita Prefecture on Sunday December 20th.