Project Description

Finding Refuge in Music

Music was everywhere in Damascus until the war started in Syria. Nabil Arbaain, an oud player, chose to speak out against injustice and found himself blacklisted by the government. Forced to leave for fear of his life and that of his family, he moved to Berlin, a welcoming city that he now calls home.

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Client: Global Citizen
Producers: Maho Irigoyen & David von Blohn
Cinematographers: Maho Irigoyen & David von Blohn
Editor: Maho Irigoyen
Location: Berlin, Germany
Published: July 2017