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December 2017

“Escaping the horrors of war”

BORN IN SYRIA follows the ordeal of seven children on their trip from Aleppo to Europe. And then portraits their new lives in Germany and Belgium to discover the challenges they have to face.



Since civil war started in Syria in 2011, an estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes, half of them children.

These children have fled unimaginable horror: the indiscriminate bombings of Bachar Al Assad’s government, and ISIS’ raping and beheading, only to find themselves trapped in makeshift camps or closed borders.

We witness the journey of these refugees to the promised land of Europe.


Directed by:
Hernán Zin
Executive Producer:
Olmo Figueredo
Hernán Zin, Olmo Figueredo, Mónica Hellström
José M.G. Moyano, Fátima de los Santos, Darío García
Written by:
Hernán Zin, José Ortuño
Director of Photography:
Hernán Zin
Gabriel Yared, Jean Pierre Ensuque
Doc Land, La Claqueta, Final Cut For Real, Canal Plus, Canal Sur TV, UR (Sweden), TVN (Poland), SIC (Portugal), DR (Denmark), Al Jazeera (Middel East))


2017 Premios Platino
Winner Best Documentary Film
2017 Premios Forqué
Winner Best Documentary Film
2017 Premios Goya
Nominated Best Documentary Film
2017 Premios CEC
Nominated Best Documentary Film
2017 Premios IRIS
Winner Best Documentary Film
2017 Festival des Libertes
Grand Prix, Prix RTBF, Prix FIDH