Watani – My Homeland
DirectorMarcel Mettelsiefen
ProductionGreat Britain
Duration76 Min


Sometimes even life in a war-torn country can provide a feeling of home. In Aleppo the father of a family of 6 is a commander in the Free Syrian Army. Leaving his homeland is not an option for him. However, realizing the increasing security risk for their children, the mother of the family soon needs to make a difficult choice. Filmed over three years Watani – My homeland tells the epic story of a family´s journey from war-torn Aleppo to Europe. Emphasizing the perspectives of the children, the film offers a gripping view on what war can do to people, even when the bombing has stopped.


OPENING CEREMONY 20.09.2018, 19:00 Babylon Mitte Opening with Q+A with Director and Proagonists Details Tickets 21.09.2018, 17:00 Sputnik Kino Q+A with Director and Protagonists Tickets