An overweight Lebanese man, traumatized by a rocket attack that killed his parents and dreams, is inspired to heal when he meets a Syrian tennis prodigy.
A woman is hired by a Syrian politician to teach him how to use the English language in order to create empathy for his government’s violent actions. Opposed to his views, she is nonetheless drawn to the permission to speak honestly with him.
The Hakawati’s Daughter
In 1960s Damascus, Shara’s gender prohibits her from inheriting the profession of a storyteller, hakawati, from her father. Sixty years later, Shara is reminded of her struggle when she meets Zad, a teenager coming of age during the Syrian conflict.