LaiLou PRODUCTIONS
A FILM, TV & THEATER DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION COMPANY
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THE SYRIAN - Film

[IN PRE-PRODUCTION]


TO BE SHOT ON LOCATION IN NYC AND DAMASCUS, SYRIA.

(LANGUAGES: ENGLISH AND ARABIC)

NASIM, a guerilla journalist, 42, is forced to flee a war-torn Syria when his life is threatened. He travels by land and sea for months, finally illegally entering the US to live with his brother in NYC. He is soon followed by his wife and daughter and the family struggles to adjust to a new world and culture far from home. It quickly becomes apparent that NASIM suffers from severe PTSD, often failing to distinguish between his delusions and reality and his refusal to accept help alienates him from his family. This is a story about the traumas of living in a time of war and about the realities of immigration, leaving one's homeland behind and assimilating in a foreign country. It’s about home and how we define home. Maybe home isn’t about geography and maybe it doesn’t have to be defined by borders.

LAILOU is independently producing THE SYRIAN and is currently seeking the finishing funds for the production with a few investment offers still available. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Producer, Nilou Safinya

Written by
Laith Nakli and Nilou Safinya

Directed by
Suha Araj

Produced by
Nilou Safinya

Starring
Kosai Khauli Instagram

Laith Nakli

Cinematography by
Meg Kettell

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