Through Our Eyes — Duns Film Club
Free screening and Scottish première! A documentary about Syrian refugees by Edinburgh-based award-winning filmmaker Samir Mehanović is being premièred in Scotland by Duns Film Club at the Volunteer Hall.
The film goes well beyond ordinary documentary. Mehanović — himself a Muslim refugee who fled to the UK from the Bosnian War of the 1990s — presents a wholly fresh and personal insight into the human catastrophe of the Syrian conflict. In sequences filmed over four years, he allows us to experience the lives of refugee families through their own eyes; and the resulting film offers vivid testimony to the tragic consequences of war. He makes particular use of images alongside music written and performed by refugees, to give an emotional insight that the Western media often fails to convey. Run time 70 minutes.