Wed 06 July / Pálás 2 / 18:00

2022 / Canada, Lebanon & Qatar / 126 min / Documentary

2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. With over 13 million people displaced, it remains the largest human forced migration crisis of our times, but sadly not the last. Shot over an unparalleled 10 years, Syrian-Lebanese director Noura Kevorkian’s intimate camera follows the plight of Maria and her family of Syrian migrant workers who find themselves unable to return to their hometown of Raqqa Syria.
“Kevorkian’s eye for human interaction, and particularly between children, is remarkable… An extraordinary film.”
— Marc Glassman, POV Magazine

Unique among the numerous refugee stories to date, Batata captures an entire decade while documenting not only the age-old conflict between two nations, but also the unbending spirit of a woman who puts family above all else.

Irish Premiere

Director: Noura Kevorkian
Writer: Noura Kevorkian
Producers: Paul Scherzer & Noura Kevorkian

Principal funder