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The Fim


Za'atari: Through the Lens explores the refugee experience from the perspective of three teenage boys living in the Za'atari refugee camp. 

Old enough to remember life in Syria before the war, they struggle with painful memories and post-traumatic stress. They are also at a precarious age; as young Muslim men they face potential recruitment attempts by extremist groups, while also being viewed with fear and skepticism by much of the outside world. 

The Camp


Deep in the Jordanian desert sits the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world. It is called Za'atari, and from the air it looks like an island of white huts in the middle of an ocean of sand.


Nearly 80,000 men, women and children who have escaped horror and war in Syria since 2011 now have no choice but to call Za'atari home.

The Cast


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