Title:  Sky and Ground
Category:  Documentary Feature
Length:  87 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Talya Tibbon, Joshua Bennett
Year:  2017
Country:  Germany, Greece, USA

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Life in Syria was always brutal under the Assad regime, but once the siege of Aleppo began in earnest in 2016, Abdallhah “Guevara” Nabi, a 29-year-old Syrian-Kurdish activist, had no choice but to flee to safety with his large, extended family. Setting out from a refugee camp in Greece, they undertook an arduous and dangerous three-month journey on foot through Serbia, Hungary, and Austria to seek asylum in Germany. Spellbinding cinematography captures the breadth of their journey while offering intimate access to the countless setbacks and heartaches—the fear and uncertainty—of these indomitable people in search of a better life. A deeply emotional, real-time portrait of an unprecedented refugee crisis and a family’s struggle to stay together, no matter what. 
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