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Wild is the Spring

Adla Massoud
United States, 2021, 22 min.

In Arabic and Kurdish with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.

Through a series of vignettes from the ancient and war-torn Levant, Wild is the Spring captures moments in the lives of diverse ethnic communities who struggle to survive when life descends into chaos.

Director's Statement

This film is extremely relevant because it comes at a time when the Levant’s heritage is being torn apart and its basic tenets of identity and borders are being questioned in a process that was accelerated with the Iraq war, Arab Spring uprisings, ISIS and the Syrian war. We are witnessing the unraveling of the region and especially the impact it’s having on young people's uncertain future. the desire to leave is probably the most eloquent testimony to what they actually feel: rejection. How can they create an identity for themselves when all they have known has been stripped away by conflict and sectarianism?

Category: Documentary.

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