“Tiny Souls” Movie Screening in Noshiro and Yamanashi

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December 21st, 2020

After a successful premiere screening of “Tiny Souls” by Jordanian director Dina Naser in Tokyo, two additional screenings took place in two different cities of Japan: Noshiro and Yamanshi.

The screening in Noshiro took place at Bunka Kaikan (Noshiro cultural hall) in Akita Prefecture on Sunday December 20th and was attended by more than 100 local residents. In Yamanashi, the screening took place at Yamanashi prefectural Library in Kofu city on Tuesday December 15th and was attended by 50 local residents.

“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.

Over the coming months, there are plans to screen the movie in other cities of Japan.


映画「タイニーソウルズ」の上映会 in 能代市、甲府市