WE ARE FROM THERE
Lebanon, France I 2020 I Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 82 min
Two Syrian brothers in their mid 20s take a leap of faith and decide to start their lives from scratch in new cities.
They leave everything behind except their passion for life, determination, sense of humor and hope for a better future.
Their closest cousin, Wissam, decides to film their odysseys for over five years, questioning the true meaning of home, bringing back some childhood memories, while exploring the human ability to cope with change as radical as it may be
CAST & CREDITS
Director: Wissam Tanios
Writer: Wissam Tanios
Cast: Milad Khawam, Jamil Khawam
DOP: Wissam Tanios, Fadi El Samra
Producer: Christian Eid
Wissam Tanios studied cinema at St Joseph University in Beirut. His first short documentary, Aftermath (2012), won Best
Documentary at the Lebanese Film Festival. Departures (2015) screened at various international film festivals. We Are From There is Tanios’ first feature.